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Lake Rotorua Incentives Committee

The Lake Rotorua Incentives Committee has been set up to carry out the following:

  • Achieve a permanent 100 tonne reduction of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from the Lake Rotorua groundwater catchment at the least cost in a manner that gives consideration to the economic impact on the wider community but within the budget of $40 million and within the parameters of:
  • The Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme Policy 2014; and
  • Approved annual Incentives Scheme budgets;
  • A comprehensive and professional business strategy, adopted and reviewed as necessary by the Committee.
  • Negotiate agreements to reduce nitrogen and secure no exacerbation in phosphorous loss to Lake Rotorua on a willing buyer/willing seller basis;
  • Promote and facilitate the up-take of profitable low nutrient land use and/or management practices to achieve the Committee objectives;
  • Enter in to joint ventures or partnerships to achieve Committee objectives;
  • Collaborate, coordinate and communicate with other relevant agencies, in-particular the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme Partners and the Rotorua Economic Development Agency;
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with Proposed Plan Change 10 to the Regional Water and Land Plan and compatibility and integration with the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme;
  • Adopt business rules for the operation of the Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme to give effect to this Terms of Reference and ensure integration with the functions of, and compliance with the responsibilities of, Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Key committee information

Meetings, agendas and minutes


Date/Te ra Time/Taima                                        Location/Wahi                            Agenda                          Minutes                                
Thursday 8 February  9.30am Summit Room, Sudima Hotel, 1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua  Agenda 296KB, pdf  Minutes 38.7KB, pdf

Extraordinary Meeting

Monday 30 April 9.30am

Cancelled Meeting    

Thursday 14 June  9.30am

Cancelled Meeting    

Rescheduled Meeting

Friday 15 June 1:30pm

Committee Room 1, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua Agenda 1.38MB, pdf Minutes 46.2KB, pdf
Thursday 8 November  9.30am Committee Room 1, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua    

Note: meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.



Date/Te ra                                      Agenda                                                   Minutes                                                 
Thursday 9 February
Agenda 1.56MB, pdf Minutes 72.4KB, pdf
Wednesday 5 April Agenda 718KB, pdf Minutes 154KB, pdf

Tuesday 27 June

Agenda 557KB, pdf Minutes 41KB, pdf

Wednesday 6 September

Agenda 553KB, pdf Minutes 53.4KB, pdf
Tuesday 15 November Agenda 1.28MB, pdf Minutes 182KB, pdf



Date                                                      Agenda Minutes

Thursday 22 December

Extraordinary Meeting Agenda 339KB, pdf

Extraordinary Meeting Minutes 127KB, pdf


Committee Membership

Chair - Councillor N. Bruning (BOPRC)

BOPRC - Councillor K Winters

Independents - T. Kingi, T. Petch, G. Rice, E. Hughes


Terms of Reference

Lake Rotorua Incentives Committee Terms of Reference (44.4 KB, pdf) Adopted by Council 15 November 2016