You can either apply online using this form, or print off the application form and return it to our team via email or dropping into one of our offices.

Application for Bylaw Authority

Pursuant to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws 2020. 

Name and address

Consultant details (if applicable)


Proposed work

Please provide a site plan showing proposed work and the area surrounding the site.

Schedule of fees

There is no standard application fee, however applications that require technical input or review (e.g. geotechnical review, engineering design or survey, and technical site visits) will be invoiced at actual and reasonable costs:

1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023 hourly rates are GST inclusive:

    • Regional Council Asset Engineers - $185 per hour (as set in Council's Fees and Charges Policy)
    • Consultants/contractors - hourly rate as charged by the consultant/contractor.

Council may, by resolution publicly notified, prescribe or amend any fee or charge payable by any person under the Bylaws. Council may in its absolute discretion refund, remit or waive the whole or any part of such fee. 

Application processing timeframes

We aim to have applications assessed and bylaw authorities issued within 20 working days. This timeframe may extend if additional information is requested or specialist technical review is required. 

Please contact the Rivers and Drainage Asset Management Team on 0800 884 880 or by email if you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application. 

Thank you.