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Second Generation Regional Air Plan

Summary of Feedback

The Regional Council released the Draft New Regional Air Plan on 26 April 2016 for community feedback. The draft plan has been developed with updated provisions that address the air quality issues of today and the near future, rather than historical issues. The draft plan includes rules that reflect what we know and what needs to happen to fix the various issues.

Over the six week feedback period, we ran community workshops and open days in each of the main regional centres (Tauranga, Rotorua, and Whakatāne). We’ve received feedback from the attendees at these events, as well as written comments from about 80 other individuals and organisations.

The Summary of Feedback Report is now available (click here). This report provides a summary of comments received during the consultation period.

The proposed plan is expected to be released in early 2017. 

The following documents are available:

Key Contacts

Karen Parcell 0800 884 881 ex 9346 or

Further reading

Several reports and documents are referenced in the Discussion Document. Links to these documents are available below: