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Section 36 Charges Policy

Proposed Changes to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2016/2017 

The 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 we develop a charging policy that sets out what costs we intend to recover from carrying out our regulatory functions. 

We are consulting on the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2016/2017 (Council Charges Policy). We would like to hear your thoughts.

Click here for summary of the proposed changes.

Click here for the Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2016/2017 adopted by council on 1 July 2016

Submission Period Closed

18 March – 18 April 2016

Submission must be made on the proposed Charges Policy by 5:00 pm, 18 April 2016.

Public Hearing

29 April 2016

This day has been set aside for those who wish to present their submission to the Council.


17 May 2016

The Council will make their decisions on the Policies and Proposals based on your submissions and any other relevant information.


By 30 June

The Council will adopt the final policies and proposals. This will include any changes agreed on through the deliberations process.

Click here for a summary of the submissions received