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Have Your Say Korero Mai

We can all play a part in our region's success. We're keen to learn about what's important to you. Have your say on proposals that are open for public input or consultation.

Open for public input


What's it about?



Proposed Plan Change 13 (Air Quality) to the Regional Natural Resources Plan


The Regional Air Plan provides for the control of discharges of contaminants into air for the Bay of Plenty region. Proposed Plan Change 13 will replace the current Regional Air Plan.

Public notification will be 27 February 2018. Submissions will be sought. Submissions close 4 pm 12 April 2018


Long Term Plan 2018-2028

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.

Through this consultation, we are asking you, the community, to have your say about where we want to be in 10 years and the choices we need to make to get there, including how we are going to fund that work.

Hearings are planned for 16-20 April.

Submissions closed on Monday 19 March.

Iwi Perceptions Survey

The aim of this survey is to gain iwi, hapu and tangata whenua feedback on:

  • The usefulness of iwi resource management provisions in the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement (RPS)
  • Any experience you our your iwi/hapu or whanau have had with regional resource consents processes.

The iwi perceptions survey forms part of the monitoring requirements for the iwi resource management objectives in the Regional Policy Statement. The survey identifies the level of awareness iwi/hapu and whanau have of the RPS and should assist in raising awareness of these iwi resource management provisions.

This is the second survey.

The results of the first survey were reported to the Komiti Maori hui on 29 June 2016 and are available on Council's website.

The survey is open until 5.00pm on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Kaituna, he taonga tuku iho – a treasure gifted to us is the proposed Kaituna River Document


The Kaituna River Document is a co-governance document prepared by Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority, which is the co-governance entity of iwi and councils.  The document’s purpose is to restore, protect and enhance the Kaituna River and its tributaries.  Once approved, it will shape the river’s future well-being and influence regional and district planning documents. 

Hearings were held on 11 and 15 August 2017. The Hearing Panel are considering submissions and working on their decisions.



The final document will be released mid 2018.

Click here for more information 


Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Regional Water and Land Plan


Is looking to improve how we manage the allocation of water in the region and ensure it is being used efficiently.


Submissions closed on 14 December. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the process.

Click here for a summary of feedback.