Find out about the various Bay of Plenty Regional Council committees and details relating to meeting dates, agendas and minutes, and terms of reference.

To see past recordings of Council Meetings, please visit the Council Meetings playlist on our YouTube page.

Meetings calendar

Agendas and minutes

Note: Agendas and minutes for 2021 will be added below as they become available.

For agendas and minutes until July 2020, please visit the appropriate committee page below.

Committee details

Council

Enabling democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, Bay of Plenty communities.

Emergency Committee

On 25 March 2020 an Emergency Committee has been established to allow swift decision making and delegated responsibility in response to these extraordinary times.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

The Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is a joint committee that is required under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002  

Eastern Bay of Plenty Joint Committee

A collaboration between Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Kawerau District Council, Ōpōtiki District Council and Whakatāne District Council for responding to and managing a range of Eastern Bay of Plenty issues.

Executive Employment and Remuneration Subcommittee

This committee acts for and advises Council on matters relating to the employment of the Council's Chief Executive Officer.

Komiti Maori

Komiti Māori works to implement and monitor Council’s legislative obligations to Māori people to ensure and facilitate Māori input into community outcomes and policy development and implementation. 

Monitoring and Operations Committee

Oversees and monitors the implementation of policies and strategies, promoting effective delivery and coordination between policy and implementation.

Ohiwa Harbour Implementation Forum

This committee oversees and monitors the implementation of the Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy.

Plan Change 10 (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management) Appeals Subcommittee

Provides guidance on recommendations and changes in relation to the directions within the stage one Environment Court decision (released 9 August 2019).

Plan Change 13 (Air Quality) Appeals Subcommittee

The Plan Change 13 (Air Quality) Appeals Subcommittee was established by the Regional Direction and Delivery Committee on 25 June 2019 for the purpose of guiding the resolution of any Environment Court appeals on Proposed Plan Change 13 to the Regional Natural Resources Plan.  

Public Transport Committee

The Public Transport Committee implements and monitors public transport strategy and policy.

Rangitaiki River Forum

The purpose of the Forum is the protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural, and spiritual health and wellbeing of the Rangitāiki River and its resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Region-wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 Appeals Subcommittee

The subcommittee was established to guide the resolution of Environment Court appeals on the Region-wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9.

Regional Coastal Environment Plan Appeals Subcommittee

The Regional Coastal Environment Plan Appeals Subcommittee holds meetings on an 'as required' basis.

Regional Transport Committee

The Regional Transport Committee is responsible for preparing the Regional Land Transport Plan, or any significant variation to it.

Risk and Assurance Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee reviews and monitors audit and risk frameworks and receives reports on non-compliance matters. 

Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Strategy Group

The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Strategy Group is the overarching management group made up of representatives from Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Rotorua District Council. 

SmartGrowth Leadership Group

The SmartGrowth Implementation Committee (SGIC) is a governance group responsible for prioritising, reviewing and monitoring the implementation of the SmartGrowth Strategy 2051.

Strategy and Policy Committee

Informs the strategic direction for the Council and implement through approved planning and policy frameworks.

Tauranga Moana Advisory Group

The Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour Advisory Group has been renamed the Tauranga Moana Advisory Group, as agreed by the Advisory Group at its meeting on 26 May 2017.

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is a co-governance partnership mandated to restore, protect and enhance the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and well-being of the Kaituna River.

Bay of Plenty Mayoral Forum

The Bay of Plenty Mayoral Forum is guided by the Triennial Agreement, which is entered into after each local government election as a requirement under Section 15 of the Local Government Act 2002.

Emergency Committee

On 25 March 2020 an Emergency Committee has been established to allow swift decision making and delegated responsibility in response to these extraordinary times.

Agendas, minutes and recordings of Emergency Committee meetings that are open to the public are available here.