Annual Plans support long term plans and provide the basis for setting and assessing rates for the year to which they relate.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is in the process of preparing its Annual Plan 2017/18 (year three of the Long Term Plan 2015-2025) and needs to let the public know what is happening.
In the past, the Local Government Act required councils to run a special consultation procedure (with submissions and hearings) as part of the annual plan development process. Amendments to the Local Government Act now mean, that in certain circumstances, some councils will not be required follow this procedure every annual plan year.
Council has decided it would not run the submissions and hearings process for the Annual Plan 2017/18. Rather we decided to provide the public with an information document Thriving together – the journey continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua (adopted 9 March 2017).
The information document Thriving together - the jouney continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua explains that we still plan to deliver what we said we would for year three of the Bay of Plenty Regional Councils Long Term Plan 2015-25 with the exception of some minor differences. The information document also outlines those minor differences and why they are required.
Even though Council is not running a formal submissions and hearings process in 2017/18 we will still consider public feedback on changes and minor differences, at a council workshop in May 2017. Feedback must be received no later than 4 pm on Friday 10th April 2017. Please email or post your feedback to
Annual Plan 2017/18 Feedback
Organisational Planning Team
PO Box 364
Read the information document Thriving together - the jouney continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua here.
If you would like a hard copy of the information document Thriving together - the jouney continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamuaplease contact Mary Norris on 0800 884 881 extn: 8523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amended Policies and Proposals 2017/18
One Statement of proposal requires a full special consultative procedure (submissions and hearings process) this year, the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Council Resource Management Act and Building Charges Policy 2017/18.
What are Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges?
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for controlling the use of a wide range of resources, which requires us to process resource consents, monitor and manage consented and other authorised activities, and investigate the state of the region’s resources.
The framework for setting charges to do this work sits under section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Each year the Regional Council develops a charging policy that sets out what costs we intend to recover for the services and functions that we undertake when carrying out our regulatory functions under the RMA.
For more information on the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Council Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2017/18, and how to make a submission, please visit the Section 36 Charges Policy page.