Annual plans support long term plans and provide the bases 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 2016/17 (year two 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 to follow this procedure every annual plan year.
Council has decided it will not run the submissions and hearings process
for the Annual Plan 2016/17. Rather we will provide the public with:
- an information document Thriving together – the journey continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua (adopted 10 March 2016); and
- the Annual Plan 2016/17 (adopted 30 June 2016)
Even though Council is not running a submissions and hearings process in 2016/17 it will still consider public feedback on changes and minor differences at a council workshop in May 2016. Feedback must be received no later than 5pm Friday 6 May 2016. Please email or post your feedback to:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; or
Annual Plan 2016/17 feedback
Organisational Planning Team
PO BOX 364
The information document Thriving together – the journey continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua explains that we still plan to deliver what we said we would for year two of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2025 with the exception of some minor differences. The information document also outlines those minor differences and why they are required.
Read the Information Document: Thriving together – the journey continues Kia Momoho Ngātahi – te anga whakamua.
If you would like a hard copy of the information document please contact Mary Norris on 0800 884 881 extn: 8523 or email email@example.com.
The Annual Plan 2016/17 will be adopted 30 June 2016 and become operative from 1 July 2016.
Amended Policies and Proposals 2016/17
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 Act Charges Policy 2016/17.
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 2016/17, and how to make a submission, please visit the Section 36 Charges Policy page.