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Submissions on the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018-28

We thank everyone who made submissions on the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan. Submissions closed on 19 March and are available for download below.

The submission document is a very large and has been split into smaller sections below. The first section includes a list of submitters with page numbers referencing each submission's location in the master submission document.

Submissions documents


Hearings information

Monday 16 April, 9.30am - 5pm
Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
87 First Ave

Tuesday 17 April, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council
87 First Ave

Thursday 19 April, 9.30am - 1pm
Whakatane Baptist Church
67 Keepa Road

Friday 20 April, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Baycrest Room, Sudima Hotel
1000 Eruera Street


Cover For WebsiteOur consultation document

Every three years we review our Long Term Plan. This is our chance to step back and look at what is going on in our region and what our challenges and opportunities are. As part of developing our Long Term Plan, we review what has changed since we prepared our last Long Term Plan and we check whether our vision for the community is still relevant, or if we need to adjust our focus and our effort based on events at a local, national and international level. 

What does the consultation document mean for you?

We want to hear what you think so we can ensure we spend money in the right areas to create the best possible future for the Bay of Plenty. We have included summary information on our budget approach and how we plan to manage our regional infrastructure, such as flood protection schemes. This consultation document focuses on the significant and important points we want to discuss with you and also provides some background around the work we are doing across the region.


All the information in the Consultation Document can be found on the pages linked above. However if you would prefer to read it in a PDF version, please download the document here.

Supporting Documents



Community Events and Forums

Find out when we're holding Community Forums and attending Community Events where you can speak to staff about the proposals in our Consultation Document.

Community Initiative Funding

Groups and organisations can apply for Community Initiatives Funding as part of submitting to the Long Term Plan. There have been some great projects supported through the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) and we look forward to many more helping Council achieve its outcomes.

How can you have your say?

We want to hear from you during February and March. We will consult on our fees and charges on our proposed changes to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Resource Management Act charges and our Regional Land Transport Plan at the same time. You are welcome to have your say on these issues too. More information is available at or

We need your feedback on the proposals presented here by 4pm on 19 March 2018. In April you’ll have the chance to talk to councillors face-to-face about what you think of our plans.

Our submissions page has more information about the ways to make a submission.

After that, we will discuss all the input we have received from our community and decide how this impacts on what we put into our Long Term Plan 2018-2028. Details on the councillors’ decisions will be publicised. We will formally adopt the Long Term Plan in June 2018.

You can provide a written submission using our online form on our Submissions page, by email to or by using the submission form attached to this document. Anyone who provides a written submission can also present their views in person to councillors at our hearings.

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