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OSET Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones)

One appeal received

Decisions on Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) are now final and one appeal has been received relating to the Papakāinga and Marae provisions of the plan for the western Bay of Plenty This appeal impacts on rules 3, 5, 12 and 14.

The following version of the Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan incorporates the changes made by Proposed Plan Change 2. Provisions subject to appeal have been shaded in grey. All other provisions are to be treated as operative.

Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan incorporating Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) Clear Copy Appeals Version (8.0c)

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Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan Incorporating Proposed Plan Change 2
(Maintenance Zones) Clear Copy Appeals Version 8.0c (Text only - Maps listed separately below)

1.93MB, pdf

Schedule 9 - Maps of Rotorua Lakes Catchments

114KB, pdf
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Schedule 10 - Maintenance Zone Maps

75KB, pdf
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Schedule 11 - Reticulation Zone Maps

Operating Reticulation Zones

Confirmed Reticulation Zones

Future Reticulation Zones

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Council decisions released

Council has notified its decisions on Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) to the On-Site Effluent Treatment (OSET) Plan on 10 September 2013. If you have an existing septic tank or OSET system these changes could affect you.

Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) was formally notified for public submissions on 27 November 2012 and Council received 31 submissions and eight further submissions. The Hearing Committee appointed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council heard all of the submissions and further submissions on 13 and 14 June 2013 and presented their recommendations to Regional Council on 21 August 2013. The Regional Council subsequently made its decisions at its meeting on 21 August 2013 and these decisions were formally released on 10 September 2013.

The following documents are available to view and download:

Documents Size
Newsletter No. 7 - December 2013

236KB, pdf

Amended OSET Plan incorporating Proposed Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) Council Decisions Version (8.0b)
- Parts 1 - 10
- Schedules

999KB, pdf
3.36MB, pdf

Council Decisions on Provisions with Submissions and Further Submissions

393KB, pdf 

Newsletter No.6 - September 2013

 173KB, pdf

Section 32(2(a) Record

210KB, pdf 

General newsletter to affected property owners (November 2012) 250KB, pdf
Newsletter to Rotorua property owners (November 2012) 240KB, pdf
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet - November 2012 186KB, pdf
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet - September 2012 104KB, pdf
Section 32(5) Evaluation Record 202KB, pdf
Schedule of Minor Amendments 63KB, pdf


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:

Terry Long (Senior Project Implementation Officer)  ph: 0800 884 881ext 8215,
Esta Farquhar (Planner) ph: 0800 884 881 ext 8326,

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

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