Council meetings to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, Bay of Plenty communities.

  • To meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.
  • To set the overarching strategic direction for the Council as an organisation.
  • To hold ultimate responsibility for allocating financial resources across the Council.

Committee membership

Chair - Chairman Doug Leeder

Deputy Chair - Jane Nees

Councillors - Norm Bruning, Bill Clark, Stuart Crosby, Andrew von Dadelszen, Toi Kai Rakau Iti, David Love, Matemoana McDonald, Stacey Rose, Paula Thompson, Lyall Thurston, Te Taru White, Kevin Winters

Meetings, agendas and minutes

Council holds meetings on a 'six-weekly' basis. Members of the public may request to speak during the public forum which is available at the beginning of the meeting.

BOPRC committee

Agendas and minutes

Agendas for upcoming meetings, and minutes and documents from held meetings.

BOP meeting room

Meetings calendar

See an up-to-date schedule of all Council, committee and sub-committee meetings.

Takeretou Room at the BOPRC

Meeting process

Information on Bay of Plenty Regional Council's meeting process, including standing orders. 

Council meeting

Live streaming

Watch Council and committee meetings live in session.

Agendas and minutes prior to July 2020 can be found below. 

Date/Te ra
Time/Taima

Location/Wahi Agendas and minutes

Thursday 17 February

9:30am - 4:00pm

Via Zoom (Audio Visual Meeting) Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Wednesday 9 March

9:30am - 4:00pm

Annual Plan Workshop

Via Zoom (Audio Visual Meeting) Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 31 March

8:00am – 4.00pm

Via Zoom (Audio Visual Meeting) Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Tuesday 5 April

9.30am – 4.00pm

Via Zoom (Audio Visual Meeting) Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 7 April

09.30am – 4.00pm

Tentative AP Hearings

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Wednesday 27 April

9.00am

Annual Plan Workshop

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

CANCELLED

Thursday 5 May

9.30am – 4.00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Wednesday 18 May

9.30am – 4.00pm

AP Deliberations

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 30 June

9.30am – 4.00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 11 August

9.30am – 4.00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 29 September

9.30am – 4.00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 20 October

9.30am – 4.00pm

Inaugural Meeting

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 24 November

9.30am – 4.00pm

1st Council Meeting

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 15 December

9.30am – 4.00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Note: Meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.

Meetings January to July 2020

Date/Te ra
Time/Taima

Location/Wahi

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 20 February

9:30am - 4:00pm

Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga.

Agenda Minutes

Presentations:

Extraordinary Meeting

Tuesday 10 March

9:00am – 9:30am

Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

 

Minutes

Tuesday 24 March

9:30am - 10:30am

Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

In the interest of public health and safety we request members of the public who wish to attend any Council or committee meeting to contact Governances Services in the first instance.

All our meetings will be audio recorded and available on our website.

Agenda

 

 

Minutes

 

Audio recording of Council meeting

 

Friday 17 April

Extraordinary Meeting

9:30 am

This meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed.

Here are ways you can watch the meeting live:

A copy of the agenda will be uploaded when available.

Agenda Minutes

Video recording of Extraordinary Council meeting

Thursday 14 May

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This meeting is open to the public through live streaming on the BOPRC website.

Agenda

 

Minutes

Tuesday 2 June

Annual Plan Deliberations

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 25 June

9:30am - 4:00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Agenda
  • Agenda Item 8.6 - Regional Coastal Environment Plan

Topic 5 Mapping and assessment of biodiversity and ONFLs - Matakana Barrier Arm

  1. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) FINAL DECISION [2019] NZEnvC 168 dated 8 October 2019
  2. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) SECOND DECISION [2019] NZEnvC 110 dated 21 June 2019
  3. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) INTERIM DECISION [2017] NZEnvC 147 dated 7 September 2017

Topic 12 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning

  1. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Rohe Moana Trust & Others v Bay of Plenty Regional Council FINAL DECISION No. [2020] NZEnvC 050 dated 24 April 2020
  2. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning - INTERIM DECISION No. [2018] NZEnvC 067 dated 11 May 2018 - PART ONE
  3. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning - INTERIM DECISION No. [2018] NZEnvC 067 dated 11 May 2018 - PART TWO Annexures

Regional Coastal Environment Plan

Operative Regional Coastal Environment Plan 3 December 2019 - Track Changes PDF

Mintues

Wednesday 1 July

Extraordinary Meeting

Commencing at 1.30 pm or at the conclusion of the SmartGrowth Leadership Group Meeting

Trustpower Baypark Arena, Suite 1, First Floor, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

Agenda Minutes

Meetings August to December 2020

Date/Te ra
Time/Taima

Location/Wahi Agendas and minutes

Thursday 6 August

9:30am - 4:00pm

Mataatua Room, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne. Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 3 September

9:30am – 11:00am

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Emergency Meeting of Council

Thursday 10 September

8:30am – 9:30am

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Wednesday 30 September

9:30am - 4:00pm

Mātaatua Room, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 29 October

9:30am - 4:00pm

Mataatua Room, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne.

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Thursday 17 December

9:30am - 4:00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Please accept our apologies.  Due to audio technical error the recording of this meeting is not available.

Obtain agenda, minutes and relevant documents here.

Note: Meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.

Meetings January to July 2020

Date/Te ra
Time/Taima

Location/Wahi

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 20 February

9:30am - 4:00pm

Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga.

Agenda Minutes

Presentations:

Extraordinary Meeting

Tuesday 10 March

9:00am – 9:30am

Mauao Rooms, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

 

Minutes

Tuesday 24 March

9:30am - 10:30am

Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

In the interest of public health and safety we request members of the public who wish to attend any Council or committee meeting to contact Governances Services in the first instance.

All our meetings will be audio recorded and available on our website.

Agenda

 

 

Minutes

 

Audio recording of Council meeting

 

Friday 17 April

Extraordinary Meeting

9:30 am

This meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed.

Here are ways you can watch the meeting live:

A copy of the agenda will be uploaded when available.

Agenda Minutes

Video recording of Extraordinary Council meeting

Thursday 14 May

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This meeting is open to the public through live streaming on the BOPRC website.

Agenda

 

Minutes

Tuesday 2 June

Annual Plan Deliberations

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 25 June

9:30am - 4:00pm

Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Agenda
  • Agenda Item 8.6 - Regional Coastal Environment Plan

Topic 5 Mapping and assessment of biodiversity and ONFLs - Matakana Barrier Arm

  1. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) FINAL DECISION [2019] NZEnvC 168 dated 8 October 2019
  2. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) SECOND DECISION [2019] NZEnvC 110 dated 21 June 2019
  3. ENV-2015-AKL-127 WBOPDC (Matakana Island) INTERIM DECISION [2017] NZEnvC 147 dated 7 September 2017

Topic 12 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning

  1. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Rohe Moana Trust & Others v Bay of Plenty Regional Council FINAL DECISION No. [2020] NZEnvC 050 dated 24 April 2020
  2. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning - INTERIM DECISION No. [2018] NZEnvC 067 dated 11 May 2018 - PART ONE
  3. ENV-2015-AKL-134 Motiti Marine Spatial Planning - INTERIM DECISION No. [2018] NZEnvC 067 dated 11 May 2018 - PART TWO Annexures

Regional Coastal Environment Plan

Operative Regional Coastal Environment Plan 3 December 2019 - Track Changes PDF

Mintues

Wednesday 1 July

Extraordinary Meeting

Commencing at 1.30 pm or at the conclusion of the SmartGrowth Leadership Group Meeting

Trustpower Baypark Arena, Suite 1, First Floor, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

Agenda Minutes
Date/Te ra
Time/Taima
Location/Wahi Agenda Minutes

Friday 1 February 2019
Cancelled

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Thursday 14 February
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

Minutes

Monday 25 February
1.30 - 2.00pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

Minutes

Thursday 7 March
2.00pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

Minutes

Thursday 21 March
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda

Minutes

Thursday 9 May
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga.

Agenda

Minutes

Thursday 13 June
9.30am

Annual Plan Deliberation

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 27 June
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 1 August
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 29 August
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Thursday 26 September
9.30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne.

Agenda

Minutes

Inaugural meeting
Monday 21 October
1:00pm

Mānuka Tu Tahi Marae, 105 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane

Agenda Minutes

Tuesday 26 November
9:30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

 

Agenda
Minutes

Thursday 12 December
9:30am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Agenda Minutes

Note: Meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.

Date/Te ra  Agenda Minutes

Thursday 15 February 

Agenda

Agenda item 11.2,

Supporting Documents:

Minutes

Thursday 29 March 

Agenda

Minutes

Monday 16 - 20 April 

 

Draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 Hearing of Submissions

Agenda

Minutes
Thursday 10 May 

Agenda

Supporting Documents:

Minutes

Tuesday 22 - 23 May

 

Draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 Deliberations

Agenda

Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting

Friday 1 June 

Agenda 

Minutes

Thursday 28 June 

Agenda

Minutes
Thursday 2 August 

Agenda

Minutes

Thursday 6 September 

Agenda

Minutes
Thursday 27 September 

Agenda

Minutes
Thursday 1 November 

Agenda

Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting

Thursday 22 November

Agenda Minutes
Thursday 13 December 

Agenda

 Minutes

Note: meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.

Date/Te ra Agenda Minutes

Tuesday 14 February

Council Agenda

Council Minutes

Thursday 9 March

Council Agenda

Council Minutes

Wednesday 29 March

Extraordinary Council Agenda

Extraordinary Council Minutes

Thursday 20 April

Council Agenda

 

Council Minutes

Thursday 18 May

Extraordinary Council Agenda

 

Extraordinary Council Minutes

 

Friday 19 May

Council Agenda

Council Minutes

Thursday 1 June

Council Agenda

Council Minutes

Thursday 29 June

Council Agenda

 

Council Minutes

Thursday 17 August

Council Agenda

 

Council Minutes

Tuesday 5 September

Public Excluded Council

Please note: the public will be excluded from this meeting for the following Grounds & Reasons:

Grounds
That the public conduct of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding would exist.

Reasons
The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons.

 
Tuesday 26 September

Council Agenda

Council Minutes (with correction confirmed 2/11/17)

Thursday 2 November

Council Agenda

Council Minutes

Thursday 14 December

Council Agenda

Supporting Documents:

Council Minutes