The Regional Planning activity provides us with planning and policy advice and sets up our strategic direction.

These include planning documents under Resource Management Act 1991, like the Regional Natural Resources Plan and under the Biosecurity Act 1993, the Local Government Act 2002, and various action plans. 

We promote integrated regional resource management by providing input on district consents applications, district plans and other policy from Central and local government. We manage growth in the western Bay of Plenty through the Regional Policy Statement and Smartgrowth and participate in the Upper North Island Strategic Alliance.

We are working with tāngata whenua, the community and key stakeholders in catchments to maintain and improve water quality and manage water quantity through a series of changes to the Regional Natural Resources Plan.

Action

View Bay of Plenty Regional Council's various action plans for lakes, road safety, air quality and m...

Long term

The Long Term Plan sets our direction as a council and establishes the work we will deliver to the c...

Asset management

Asset management planning allows Bay of Plenty Regional Council to manage our physical assets, their...

Coast Care

Coast Care is a partnership between communities and local government to protect, enhance and restore...

Oil spill response

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for responding to oil spills in the coastal marine are...

Regional

The purpose of a regional plan is to set out how resources should be managed, including rules and re...

Annual

Annual plans are prepared in the years between each Long Term Plan. These plans set out what we prop...

Hapū/Iwi Resource Management Plans

A Hapū/Iwi Resource Management Plan (HIMP) is a document developed and approved by hapū and/or iwi.