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

The Bay of Plenty region houses a number of large dams that are used for a variety of purposes including hydro electric generation, water supply, flood control, irrigation, farm stock supply and recreation. The policy covers the identification of at risk sites and their management.

Key Priorities

  • Public safety; 
  • Economic wellbeing; 
  • Heritage values.
Applicable Legislation: Building Act 2004
Effective Date: 13 February 2007