When Regional Council receives a resource consent application, we do an assessment of its environmental effects. 

There are different ways to notify the public, depending on the effects of the consent application. If the environmental effects are more than minor, the resource consent will require public notification under Section 95A of the Resource Management Act. This means anyone in the community can make a submission on the application.

If you would like to make a submission on one of the following notified resource consent applications, please fill out the submission form or contact us on 0800 884 880 if you need any assistance.

Applications recently notified – submissions closed

Tauranga City Council has applied to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council for resource consents for works to address flood risk in the Awaiti sub-catchment in Ohauiti.

Modelling has identified that this sub-catchment has a high flood risk. Solutions include a large earth stormwater detention dam, raising the existing Awaiti stormwater detention pond embankment to attenuate flood peaks, new infrastructure to improve fish passage, new stormwater infrastructure such as culverts, pipes and scruffy domes, and energy dissipation and erosion protection structures.


Submissions closed on Friday, 15 October 2021.

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RM20-0763 RC28560 2021-09-14 Joint advert
Submission in respect of a resource consent application
AEE Pukepoto Dam & Awaiti Place Stormwater Improvements FINAL Rev 2
Appendix 01 Application Forms
Appendix 02 Certificates of Title
Appendix 03 Site Location & Statutory Context Plan
Appendix 04 Proposed Plans
Appendix 05 Landscape Concept & Vegetation Framework
Appendix 06 Civil Engineering Assessment Report
Appendix 06A Assessment of Stormwater & Streamworks Effects
Appendix 07 Pukepoto Stormwater Detention Dam Engineering Report
Appendix 08 Construction Management Plan
Appendix 09 Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigation and Contaminated Site Management Plan
Appendix 10 Landscape and Visual Effects Assessment and Natural Character Assessment
Appendix 11 Ecological Impact Assessment
Appendix 12 Archaeological Assessment
Appendix 13 Cultural Impact Assessment (2)

Addiction Foods NZ Ltd (the applicant) has applied to discharge contaminants, being odour, to air from an industrial pet food operation at 240 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke. The applicant manufactures dry pet food and has done so at this site since 2007. Currently production operates between the hours of 4 pm until 8 am, but in some instances it is run 24 hours a day to meet demand.

The introduction of Plan Change 13 (PC13) means a consent is required for this activity (pet food manufacture by the application of heat) under Rule AQ 21(r). Therefore the applicant was required to apply for resource consent within 6 months of PC13 taking legal effect (in this case when it was notified) as per Section 20A of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).

The applicant proposes to undertake a staged upgrade approach, implementing improvements to the system with monitoring, evaluation and confirmation of the effectiveness of these measures. The applicant is currently part way through this upgrade process.


Submissions closed on Thursday, 18 March 2021.

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council Integrated Catchments Group has applied for resource consent for the replacement of resource consent 64684, which relates to the construction of erosion and flood protection works within and adjacent to waterways across the Bay of Plenty region and at stream mouths along defined sections of the Bay of Plenty coastline.

The Applicant states that the works proposed are typically small-scale works undertaken to remedy bank erosion, protect people and property from flooding and/or to enhance riparian habitats. The works are proposed to be undertaken by the Applicant in order to fulfil the statutory obligations of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council with regard to soil conservation, maintaining and enhancing water quality and avoiding or mitigating natural hazards.

Specifically, the application is seeking to undertake the following activities:

  • Repairing stream/riverbank erosion using various types of structures and vegetation;
  • Carrying out channel realignment and clearance works to address problems caused by lateral migration or elevated water levels;
  • Removing sediment, debris, sand and gravel build up from the beds of rivers and streams to reduce the risk of flooding on adjacent land;
  • Maintaining riparian vegetation (including mulching) and removing debris from the beds and banks of watercourses where they are causing obstructions and causing (or have the potential to cause) bank erosion (collapse) or scour of the stream bed;
  • Redirecting and altering water flows to restore original channel alignment to prevent the loss of productive land;
  • Works within the coastal marine area to open and/or realign stream mouths and clear debris in order to prevent or remedy upstream flooding; and
  • Battering and planting stream banks to provide bank stability and enhance riparian habitats.

The application specifically excludes the following areas:

  • Waterways within the River Scheme Maintenance Areas defined in Schedule 5 of the Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan;
  • Rivers and streams within the boundaries of Te Urewera, Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park, the Raukumara Conservation Area and the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park;
  • The Rotorua Lakes; and those sections of rivers and streams within the coastal marine area, except within sections of coastline between Otamarakau and Matata and between the eastern side of the Ohiwa Harbour entrance and Cape Runaway, as well as the rivers and streams which flow into the Ohiwa Harbour.


Submissions closed on Monday, 1 February 2021 

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Genera Limited has applied for resource consent to discharge contaminants into air from fumigation for quarantine application or pre-shipment application at the Port of Tauranga. The application is to continue, and modify, the fumigation activities authorised by existing resource consent number 62719.

Specifically, the application is seeking authorisation for the discharge of the following contaminants to air associated with the fumigation of quarantine or pre-shipment goods and materials:

  • Methyl Bromide
  • Phosphine

The Applicant is proposing that the management of fumigation activities is predominantly addressed through the development and implementation of a Fumigation Management Plan. In addition to the Fumigation Management Plan, the Applicant proposes that specific controls be placed on some contaminants. In particular, the use of methyl bromide is subject to a number of restrictions, including the employment of recapture technology and adherence to nationally prescribed exposure concentration rates. Recapture technology is proposed for all container and break-bulk cargo fumigations undertaken, as well as the majority of on-wharf log row fumigations (that are undertaken under tarpaulins). Recapture of methyl bromide from the holds of ships is not proposed.

The proposed activity does not meet the definition of effective recapture in Plan Change 13 of the Regional Natural Resources Plan and the application is therefore for a non-complying activity under rule AQ R20. The applicant requests a consent period of 10 years.


Submissions closed on Monday, 16 November 2020.

Hearing agenda

RM19-0633 Genera Limited - Hearing Agenda

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Revised application documents

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Technical reviews

Central Freightlines Limited trading as CFL Contracting has applied for resource consent to extract gravel from the bed of the Whakatāne River from where the Opawa Stream flows into the Whakatāne River downstream to near Ohotū Road in Rūātoki North. Gravel will be extracted from the dry riverbed in two reaches.

The application is to continue a similar operation as consent number 63746, which expired on 30 June 2017. This application is to extract up to 20,000 m3 per year, or 200,000 m3 over ten years. Proposed hours of operation are 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00 am to 12.00 pm on Saturdays.

The application is for a ten year consent term.

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Affco has applied for the renewal of four resource consents for the discharge of wastewater and stormwater from the meat processing facility to land and water. The application details are:

Consent number being replaced

BOPRC application number

Activity authorised



Discharge of treated wastewater from the meat processing plant to water (Kaituna River)





Discharge of treated wastewater to land via seepage




Discharge treated amenities wastewater to land




Discharge stormwater and defrost water to water (Kaituna River)



The site is located between State Highway 2 and the Kaituna River at Rangiuru. The site contains multiple legal descriptions. 


Submissions are now closed. 

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Application and supporting documentation:

Further information:

Creswell New Zealand Limited has applied to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to:

  • Take a maximum of 5,000 cubic metres (m3) of groundwater per day (1,100,000m3 per year) for the commercial bottling of water;
  • Undertake earthworks associated with the expansion of the water bottling plant;
  • Discharge stormwater and treated process wastewater to water; and
  • Discharge treated sanitary wastewater to land.

Please note that part of the application is to replace consent number 20595 which expires 1 October 2026.

Location of the activity is at 57 Johnson Road, Otakiri.

Submissions have closed.

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FurtherTechnical Information can be supplied on USB on request to Regulatory Coordinators on 0800 884 880.

Hearing audio recordings:

Peter and Patricia King have applied for resource consent to:

  • Retrospectively consent for an original PVC seawall (hereby referred to as the ‘original seawall’) and inland second timber pole wall (hereby referred to as the ‘second wall’);
  • Retrospectively consent for a boat ramp;
  • Remove the reclamation of approximately 150 square metres (m2) of Coastal Marine Area (CMA) located at the southern end of site;
  • Construct and maintain soft protection; and
  • Rehabilitate/enhance a coastal wetland and other planting within the CMA;  

At their property adjacent to 340E Pahoia Road, Miden, Tauranga.


Submissions are now closed.

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Alpine Export New Zealand Limited has applied for resource consent to discharge contaminants to air (odour) associated with pet food manufacturing processes utilising heat (as they specialise in producing air-dried jerky products) at 32B Koromiko Street, Judea, Tauranga.


Submissions closed on Thursday, 20 October 2022.

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The Rivers and Drainage Group of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has applied to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to change conditions of resource consent 65616, Rangitaiki Floodway Spillway Modifications at 266 Hydro Road, Edgecumbe, in relation to amending the design of the spillway structure from the rubber dam spillway structure to an alternative design. The spillway allows some water to exit the Rangitāiki River upstream of Edgecumbe and travel over land (the floodway). The floodway runs parallel to the river and conveys a portion of the floodwater across rural land before joining Reid’s Central Canal and then flowing back into the Rangitāiki River near Thornton.

The proposed design comprises of a lower fixed crest weir structure with a gated spillway to provide contingency to ensure the 1 in 100 year Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) design flow is achieved within the floodway. The consented spillway is designed to relieve flood flows on the lower Rangitāiki River by allowing water into the floodway in a 1 in 40 year flood event with a design flow of 190m3/s during a 1 in 100 year flood event. The proposed spillway design will also have a design flow of 190m3/s. The proposed spillway will begin spilling water into the floodway during events that are between 1 in 20 years and 1 in 40 years in magnitude. Since the resource consent was granted, there have been changes in the upstream management of floodwaters at the Matahina Dam which has reduced river flows during specified AEP events. This means that the proposal only slightly increases the probability of flood flows travelling down the floodway compared to what has been authorised under the current resource consent.

The application includes some recontouring of the land immediately below the spillway structure to assist in directing the flow of floodwaters into the floodway.


Submissions closed on Thursday, 3 November 2022.

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Recent decisions on notified applications

Bay of Plenty Regional Council - decision of Independent Commissioners

Tauranga City Council applied to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council to create physically and culturally safe access to Omanawa Falls, and to provide for a comprehensive ‘Omanawa Falls Experience’ tourist and recreation facility. The project is to be staged, with the immediate priority being the provision of safe access, including on-site parking, toilet facilities and managed access.

Consents applied for:

Bay of Plenty Regional Council application number RM21-0449:

  • Earthworks: rock scaling to stabilise a cliff face.
  • Vegetation clearance: as part of cliff stabilisation/rock scaling and to construct parts of the walking track.
  • Structure on the bed of a stream: construct a wooden platform next to the Omanawa waterfall pool (Omanawa River).

Western Bay of Plenty District Council application number RC13050L:

  • Signage: on-site and associated with an activity for which resource consent has been granted.
  • Significant Ecological Feature: the removal and clearance of native vegetation, earthworks and establishment of a public trail.
  • Heritage: for works within the surrounds of the Omanawa Falls Power Station.
  • Public Trail: the establishment and use of a public trail, viewing platforms and related signage.
  • Accommodation Facility: establishment for use by staff members or kaitiaki, within the visitor centre building.
  • Place of Assembly: the use of land, buildings and structures (public trail, carpark, toilet facilities, visitor centre and ancillary activities) involving the congregation of people for recreation and/or cultural tourism activities.

Independent Commissioners acting under delegated authority from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council made the decision to grant the applications on 4 May 2022.

Ziwi Limited has applied for resource consents to discharge contaminants to air (odour) associated with pet food manufacturing processes by application of heat within an enclosed plant at 18 Boeing Place, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.

Independent Commissioners acting under delegated authority from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council made the decision to grant the application on 14 April 2022.


Bay of Plenty Regional Council – decision of Independent Commissioners

Text: Ngāti Tūwharetoa Geothermal Assets (NTGA) applied to Bay of Plenty Regional Council to change consent conditions of consent 67151. The change sought would:

  1. extend the period that NTGA can discharge spent geothermal fluid to the Tarawera River from its East Bank Discharge Point (EBDP) by 14 years from 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2035;
  2. enable the contingency discharge of spent geothermal fluid to the Tarawera River between 1 January 2035 and 1 January 2040; and
  3. extend the timeframe to meet the contaminant limits outlined in consent 67151 from 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2035.

Two Independent Commissioners acting under delegated authority from Bay of Plenty Regional Council made the decision to grant the change application on 28 July 2021.

Read the full decision.