The Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan (RNRP) replaces the Regional Water and Land Plan (RWLP). No rules, objectives or policies in the RWLP have been changed.
We have simply improved the layout, renamed it as the Regional Natural Resources Plan and reorganised the chapters to incorporate the following plans (as they are updated):
- On-site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan.
- Regional Air Plan.
- Regional Water and Land Plan.
- Regional River Gravel Management Plan.
- Rotorua Geothermal Regional Plan.
- Regional Plan for the Tarawera River Catchment.
This is to streamline the number of plans related to natural resource management into one plan, the Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan (RNRP).
The purpose of the Regional Natural Resources Plan (RNRP) is to promote the sustainable and integrated management of land and water resources within the Bay of Plenty. To achieve this, the RNRP has policies and methods (which include rules) to address issues of use, development and protection of land resources, geothermal resources and freshwater resources, including the beds and margins of water bodies. The resources covered by the Regional Natural Resources Plan are:
- Soil (land)
- Rivers and streams
- Natural Hazards
Plan changes underway
Is looking to improve how we manage the allocation of water in the region and ensure it is being used efficiently.
Introduces rules to limit the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use.
The rules will affect rural properties in the Lake Rotorua Catchment.
|Includes objectives, policies and rules to manage air quality in the region. Currently managed by the Operative Regional Air Plan.|
|To insert provisions to manage the safe treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. The plan change does not affect dairy shed effluent discharges or municipal sewage discharges.|
|To insert provisions into the Natural Hazards chapter for debris flow risk management on the Awatarariki fanhead at Matatā.|
Download the plan
- Full document: Regional Natural Resources Plan
- Update Record, Amendment page, Seal page and Contents
- Chapter 1 - Reader Guide
- Chapter 2 - Introduction
- Chapter 3 - KT - Kaitiakitanga
- Chapter 4 - IM - Integrated Management of Land and Water
- Chapter 5 - LM - Land Management
- Chapter 6 - DW - Discharges to Water and Land & OSET - On-site Effluent Treatment
- Chapter 7 - WQ - Water Quantity and Allocation
- Chapter 8 - BW - Beds of Water Bodies
- Chapter 9 - WL - Wetlands
- Chapter 10 - TH - Tauranga Harbour
- Chapter 11 - KM - Kaituna, Maketū and Pongakawa
- Chapter 12 - RL - Rotorua Lakes & LR - Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management Programme
- Chapter 13 - TW - Tarawera
- Chapter 14 - RT - Rangitāiki
- Chapter 15 - WT - Whakātane and Tauranga
- Chapter 16 - OH - Ōhiwa Harbour and Waiotahe
- Chapter 17 - WO - Waioeka and Otara
- Chapter 18 - EC - East Coast
- Chapter 19 - GR - Geothermal Resources
- Chapter 20 - NH - Natural Hazards
- Chapter 21 - AQ - Air Quality
- Schedule 1 - Aquatic Ecosystem Areas
- Schedule 2 - Fish Spawning and Migration Calendar
- Schedule 3 - Watercourses in Land Drainage Schemes with Ecological Values
- Schedule 4 - High Risk Facilities
- Schedule 5 - Maintenance Areas of River Schemes & Land Drainage Schemes
- Schedule 6 - Floodways in the Bay of Plenty
- Schedule 7 - Instream Minimum Flow Requirements
- Schedule 8 - Approved Quality Assurance Programmes and Environmental Management Plans
- Schedule 9 - Water Quality Classification Standards and Criteria
- Schedule 10 - Freshwater Bathing Sites
- Schedule 11 - Lawfully Existing Hydroelectric Power Schemes
- Schedule 12 - Forestry Operators Accreditation System
- Schedule 13 - Statutory Acknowledgements in the Bay of Plenty Region
- Schedule 14 - Standards for the Construction, Reconstruction, Maintenance or Decommissioning of Holes, Bores, Wells and Infiltration Galleries
- Definition of Terms and Bibliography
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2
- Appendix 3
- Appendix 4
- Appendix 5
- Appendix 6
Water quality classification maps
- T14 - Morrinsville
- T/U13 - Paeroa/Waihī Beach
- U14 - Tauranga
- U15 - Ngongotaha
- U16 - Rotorua
- U-V17 - Murupara
- U-V18 - Taupō/Whirinaki
- U-V19 - Kaimanawa/Te Haroto
- V14 - Maketu
- V15 - Edgecumbe
- V16 - Tarawera
- V-W18 - Whirinaki/Waikaremoana
- W15 - Whakatāne
- W16 - Waimana
- W17 - Urewera
- X14 - Te Kaha
- X15 - Omaio
- X16 - Mōtu
- X17 - Matawai
- Y14 - Cape Runaway
- Y15 - Hikurangi
- Y16 - Tauwhareparae
Stopbanks and other flood control structures maps (Rule 45)
The following maps are referred to as part of Rule 45 (Permitted - Damming and Diversion of Flood Waters by Existing Flood Control Structures).
- Ngongotaha Stream Rule 45 Map
- Puarenga Stream Rule 45 Map
- Utuhina Stream Rule 45 Map
- Waingaehe Stream Rule 45 Map
Copies of maps for other areas covered by Stopbanks and Other Flood Control Structure Permitted by Rule 45 are available from Bay of Plenty Regional Council on request.
Erosion hazard zone maps
The following maps form part of the Erosion Hazard Zone, referred to in Section 9.2 of the rules and in the Erosion Hazard Zone definition of the plan.
The Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi (Statutory Acknowledgements in the Bay of Plenty) is a compendium document to be read as an attachment to and in conjunction with the Operative Regional Natural Resources Plan including proposed regional plan or policy statement, and any variation or change notified by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Check out Statutory Acknowledgements for more information.
Order a copy of the Regional Natural Resources Plan
Order the plan by phone 0800 884 880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The costs are as follows (all prices include GST):
- Regional Natural Resources Plan - $55
- 1:50 000 scale Water Classification Map - $15
The Regional Natural Resources Plan is available to view at Bay of Plenty Regional Council offices, all public libraries throughout the Bay of Plenty and service centres of Bay of Plenty's city and District Councils.