A healthy environment is central to what we do. We sustainably manage our natural resources so our communities can thrive. We develop and implement regional plans to protect our natural environment.

Map of Lake Rotoma

Maps and data

Our map and data information lets you better understand our region’s environment. 

people discussing land use

Resource consents

Resource consents help sustainably manage and protect our natural environment and resources.  

beach stairs and high tide

Climate change

At Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council our role is to understand the challenges our region faces and work with our communities to reduce emissions, while preparing for the unavoidable effects of climate change.


Flood defences

One of our core roles at Regional Council is to help minimise the risk that flooding poses to our people, property and livelihoods.

fresh air in Katikati


We work with the Bay of Plenty community to ensure that the region's air is clean.

Land management in Katikati


Bay of Plenty Regional Council works with landowners to manage and protect the region's soils, water and wildlife.

cow on farm


All types of farming need to be managed carefully to avoid adverse impacts on our environment and waterways. 



Our Pest Portal is where you can find information on all of the pests included within the Bay of Plenty Regional Pest Management Plan. Learn why they’re a pest, how to identify them and practical advice on how to control them.

Lake Rotoiti

Fresh water

Fresh water is a precious resource that we help to manage and protect. It is essential to life, work and play; it sustains the things we value.

boiling mud pool


Bay of Plenty Regional Council works to ensure the integrated sustainable management of the regions geothermal systems.

air pollution


Protecting our environment from pollution is of the utmost importance to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Maketu coast

Coast and ocean

Nearly all of the coastal marine area in our region is common marine and coastal area meaning it is not owned by any individual or organisation.