Our region and environment
Improving our region's air quality is one of Bay of Plenty Regional Council's priorities.
Our coastline stretches from Lottin Point in the east to Waihi Beach in the west and includes many harbours and estuaries.
Our region contains many geothermal systems located within the Taupō Volcanic Zone such as Rotorua and Kawerau, plus the Tauranga Geothermal System that lies within the Coromandel Volcanic Zone.
Swimming water quality for more than 80 popular coastal, river and lake recreation sites around the Bay of Plenty.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council works with landowners to manage and protect the region's soils, water and wildlife.
Rainfall, river levels, soil moisture levels and the wave buoy are all part of our live monitoring section.
The Bay of Plenty region stretches from Lottin Point in the east to Waihi Beach in the west, and inland to the top of the Rangitaiki River.
Pests are unwanted animals or plants in our environment. Bay of Plenty Regional Council has developed the Regional Pest Management Plan.
Protecting our environment from pollution is an important role for Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Find out about the Papamoa Hills Regional Park.
Resource Consents help us manage the environment, through the Resource Management Act 1991.
Check out our regional mapping pages Bay Explorer for detailed regional maps.
Managing our rivers and drainage schemes is important - especially in times of flood.
From the Rotorua Lakes to our geothermal resources - Bay of Plenty has many responsibilities with fresh water.