On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan
The On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan 2006 deals with the effects of domestic wastewater on water quality in the Bay of Plenty. On-site effluent treatment systems include septic tanks and associated soakage fields and advanced aerobic systems.
Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) - Operative from 12 August 2014
Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) will become operative on 12 August 2014.
Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) was formally notified for public submissions on 27 November 2012.
31 submissions and eight further submissions were received. The Hearing Committee appointed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council heard all submissions on 13 and 14 June 2013 and presented their recommendations to Regional Council on 21 August 2013. Council subsequently made its decisions at its meeting on 21 August 2013 and these decisions were formally notified on 10 September 2013.
One appeal was received relating to the Papakāinga housing provisions of the plan for the Western Bay of Plenty District and Tauranga City. This appeal was resolved by Consent Order on 4 June 2014 and introduced three new rules (rules 24, 25 and 26) specific to Papakāinga on Multiple Owned-Māori Land.
The following documents are available to download:
Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan and Maps
The Plan and maps are available to download:
Schedule 9 - Maps of Rotorua Lakes Catchments
Schedule 10 - Maintenance Zone Maps
Schedule 11 - Reticulation Zone Maps
Operating Reticulation Zones
Confirmed Reticulation Zones
Future Reticulation Zones
For a printed copy of the Plan ($28) contact us.
Contact Bay of Plenty Regional Council:
- for copies of the documents or maps
- for information on septic tank maintenance, nutrient management and reduction options
- for information on the proposed plan change process and provisions
Phone or email:
Esta Farquhar (Planner) firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 0800 884 881 ext 8326 or Terry Long (Senior Project Implementation Officer) email@example.com ph: 0800 884 881ext 8215
Contact your district or city council for information on reticulated sewerage schemes:
- Rotorua District Council (phone 07 348 4199)
- Western Bay of Plenty District Council (phone 07 571 8008)
- Whakatane District Council (phone 07 306 0500)
- Opotiki District Council (phone 07 315 3030