The Lake Rotorua Incentives Committee was set up to carry out the following:

  • Achieve a permanent 100 tonne reduction of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from the Lake Rotorua groundwater catchment, at the least cost in a manner that gives consideration to the economic impact on the wider community, but within the budget of $40 million and within the parameters of:
  • The Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme Policy 2014.
  • Approved annual Incentives Scheme budgets.
  • A comprehensive and professional business strategy, adopted and reviewed as necessary by the Committee.
  • Negotiate agreements to reduce nitrogen and secure no exacerbation in phosphorous loss to Lake Rotorua on a willing buyer/willing seller basis.
  • Promote and facilitate the up-take of profitable low nutrient land use and/or management practices to achieve the Committee objectives.
  • Enter in to joint ventures or partnerships to achieve Committee objectives.
  • Collaborate, coordinate and communicate with other relevant agencies, in-particular the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme Partners and the Rotorua Economic Development Agency.
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with Proposed Plan Change 10 to the Regional Water and Land Plan and compatibility and integration with the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme.
  • Adopt business rules for the operation of the Lake Rotorua Incentives Scheme to give effect to this Terms of Reference and ensure integration with the functions of, and compliance with the responsibilities of, Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Note: Agendas and minutes from July 2020 will soon be obtainable from our Committees page. Agendas and minutes until 2019 can be found below.

Date/Te ra
Agenda Minutes

Wednesday 6 March




Wednesday 12 June


Agenda Minutes

Wednesday 2 October



Agenda Minutes

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

Date/Te ra Agenda Minutes
Thursday 8 February  Agenda Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting

Monday 30 April 


Thursday 14 June 


Friday 15 June 

Agenda Minutes
Thursday 8 November  Agenda Minutes
Monday 26 November  Agenda Minutes
Date/Te ra Agenda Minutes
Thursday 9 February
Agenda Minutes
Wednesday 5 April Agenda Minutes

Tuesday 27 June

Agenda Minutes

Wednesday 6 September

Agenda Minutes
Tuesday 15 November Agenda Minutes