Environment

Bay of Plenty Regional Council maintains and enhances our air, land, freshwater, geothermal, coastal resources and biodiversity for all those who live, work and play within our region. We support others to do the same. 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.

Maps and data

Bay of Plenty Regional Council collects environmental data from all over the Bay of Plenty to help u...

Resource consents

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

Air

We manage the region's air resource so we can ensure the maintenance and/or enhancement of air quali...

Pollution

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

Geothermal

The geothermal resource in the Bay of Plenty is made up of more than 10 geothermal areas, including ...

Climate change

The challenge facing us in regard to climate change is what we do about it: defining our role and id...

Pests

We have developed the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) as a tool to actively manage pests throug...

Land

Our land is a non-renewable resource, therefore we need to protect it and use it wisely.  Bay of Ple...

Coast and ocean

Nearly all of the coastal marine area in our region is common marine and coastal area meaning it is ...

Fresh water

Fresh water is a precious resource that we help to manage and protect. Freshwater (our rivers, lakes...

Harbours

We are leading work to address harbour issues. We work with community care groups and other organisa...

Laboratory

We provide a quality, IANZ accredited and MoH approved laboratory service to collect and analyse sam...