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Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted several strategies that set out the vision, goals, objectives, projects and plans to achieve outcomes for specific issues.​​​

The Bay of Plenty Energy Strategy, Our Future from Energy, outlines opportunities for economic development from energy sources.

The Bay of Connections Growth Strategy was launched on 19 December, 2011. It outlines an economic future for the Bay of Plenty.

The Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketū Estuary Strategy sets out why people value the Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketū Estuary; their concerns and a vision for its future.

Strategy summary sheet 

The Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy identifies issues, key community values and aspirations, and recommends actions on how to take Ōhiwa Harbour and its catchment from where it is now, to where people want it to be in the future.

The Regional Waste Strategy presents a regional position on managing waste, hazardous substances, hazardous waste and contaminated sites in the Bay of Plenty.

The Rotorua Lakes Strategy sets out a management framework for the lakes of the Rotorua district and their catchments.

The refreshed Strategy for the Lakes of the Rotorua district was adopted in September 2013.

Strategy for the Lakes of the Rotorua district – Te Reo version 

Strategy for the Lakes of the Rotorua district – English version 

Original Strategy adopted in 2000 

The Stormwater Strategy for the Bay of Plenty region outlines the stormwater issues confronting the Bay of Plenty region.

The Tauranga Harbour Integrated Management Strategy was prepared by Bay of Plenty Regional Council with support from Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the harbour community. It involved input from experts such as environmental scientists and consultation with key community members.

The Tauranga Moana (Harbour) Recreation Strategy outlines tasks that need to be done by each council in order to better manage the recreational use of the harbour.

A Water Sustainability Strategy specifically for the western Bay of Plenty has been developed to look at how we allocate and manage water in the long term.