Regional Pest Management Plan
Pests are unwanted
plants and animals that have significant impacts on our
environment, economy and our people.
The Regional Pest Management Plan for the Bay of Plenty 2011 - 2016
sets out what Council is trying to achieve through our efforts to
manage pest plants and pest animals in the region. It identifies a
set of key outcomes that we wish to see achieved, and some high
level objectives and rules that need to be followed to help realise
Annual Operational Plans and Reports
Each year we produce an annual operational plan that sets
operational targets and specific performanace measures that link to
the outcomes and objectives in the long-term Regional Pest
Management Plan. At the end of the year we report on the highlights
and issues from the previous year as well as progress against the
Cost-benefit analysis supporting the
For any species or rule to be included in a
regional pest management plan, it must meet specific requirements
set out in the Biosecurity Act 1993. The benefit of action
must outweigh its cost, taking into account what might happen if no
action is taken at all.
A cost-benefit assessment has been completed for the species
included in this Plan.
Consultation on the draft Plan
The Regional Council consulted on a draft Regional Pest
Management Plan in October and November 2010.
A Board of Inquiry heard submissions on the draft Plan on 13 and 14
April 2011. The Board of Inquiry then deliberated on all
submissions received and presented their recommendations to
Regional Council on 27 July 2011.
The Regional Council agreed to all of the Board of Inquiry's
recommendations and approved that the Plan become operative on 30
The Board of Inquiry's recommendations report to Council on the
draft Plan is available to view. The report, and associated
appendices, provides an analysis of, and response to, all issues
raised in submissions. Changes to the draft Strategy were also
recommended where necessary.
Summary of submissions received on the draft Regional Pest