Bylaws exist to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety and are created in response to the needs and concerns of our community. They evolve and change over time.
The Floodway and Drainage Bylaw helps protect the scheme assets that have been constructed to prevent damage, danger and distress to the community from river flooding and problems associated with a lack of drainage.
Bay of Plenty's harbours, lakes and rivers are used by thousands of people every day for a wide range of activities. To help ensure these activities can co-exist safely, rules are set under the Navigation Safety Bylaw to help manage them.