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.

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.

Map of Lake Rotoma

Maps and data

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

Omokoroa Earthworks project, BOPRC

Resource consents

The resource consents activity processes and makes decisions on resource consent applications. 

fresh air in Katikati

Air

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

Land management in Katikati

Land

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

Pests

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.

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.

Rotorua geothermal activity

Geothermal

The geothermal resource in the Bay of Plenty is made up of more than 10 geothermal areas, including the Waimangu, Rotorua, Tauranga and Kawerau systems.

air pollution

Pollution

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