Improving water allocation

New rules are proposed that will affect people who take water from rivers, streams or aquifers.

We're strengthening water allocation limits and management through a Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9). The change will add new rules and policies to the Regional Water and Land Plan.


Public submissions were received in December 2016 and further submissions closed in July 2017. Hearings will be held in November 2017, and the new rules may be operative by March 2018. It’s an interim step while localised limits and rules are established through Council’s work to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater with iwi and catchment-based communities.


We're also gathering science and industry information to support future decisions about providing for efficient and effective water use that supports cultural values and a healthy environment, while enabling sustainable economic development.

Project created on: 12 May 2017
Project leader: Katrina Knill

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Notified document: Second Summary of Decisions Requested, as notified 27 June 2017.

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Notified document: Summary of submissions to Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change, May 2017

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Report: Assessment of water availability and estimates of current allocation levels for Bay of Plenty, October 2016

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Notified document: Proposed Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9), October 2016

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Posted 3 months ago
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Project details: Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9)

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Posted 3 months ago
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How we manage water use

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