Coast Care is a partnership between communities and local government to protect, enhance and restore the natural coastal environment with a focus on dune systems.

Council works in partnership with Tauranga City, Western Bay of Plenty, Ōpōtiki, and Whakatāne District Councils, Department of Conservation and 29 community-based Coast Care groups, to plan and deliver the Coast Care programme across the region.

Shared goals, objectives and and overview of the partnership structure are outlined in the Coast Care Long Term Plan 2016-2026.