Policies Bay of Plenty Regional Council has produced:

Regional Policy Statement

Provides a framework for sustainably managing the region's natural and physical resources.

Council Protocol for Bay of Plenty RMA Policy and Plans

When and how councils in the region consult in relation to Resource Management Act policy and plan preparation, variations and change.

Dangerous Dams Policy

This policy was developed to assist the Council reduce the risk of dam failure in the region.

Tauranga Harbour

Enforcement Policy

Provides clear guidance on how our enforcement obligations are carried out when there's a breach of the Resource Management Act 1991.

LGOIMA Response and Proactive Release Policy 2021

This policy sets out how Council manages requests for official information and the circumstances when it will proactively release information.

Regional Parks Policy

Developed in order to provide for the continued access to, and enjoyment of, the unique characteristics of the region, by present and future generations.

Remission and Postponement of Rates

The Remission and Postponement of Rates Policy provides detail on active rates relief plans in place.

Tauranga Harbour

Resource Management Act and Building Charges Policy

Outlines how the Council recovers costs for administering the Resource Management Act in the region.

Tauranga Harbour

Revenue and Financing Policy

Describes how Council will use revenue and financing sources to fund its activities.

Significance and Engagement Policy

Enables Council and its communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities.

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Third Party Infrastructure Policy

Guides Council decision making on applications for funding that are not owned by Council.

Triennial Agreement

Recognises the importance of local government authorities working together to improve the Bay of Plenty region.

Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Directors of Council Organisations

The Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Directors of Council Organisations sets out an objective and transparent process to appoint directors to Council Organisations and to set their remuneration.