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 Natural Resources Plan. Public submissions were received in December 2016 and further submissions closed in July 2017. Hearings were held in March 2018, and recommendations will be presented to Councillors for a decision on 18 September 2018.

It’s an interim step while localised water quantity and quality 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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Irrigation efficiency case study - Farm centre pivot

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Posted 4 months ago
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Notified document: Summary of Further Decisions Requested, as notified 27 June 2017.

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Posted 1 year ago
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Notified document: Summary of submissions to Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change, May 2017

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Posted 1 year ago
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Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9) s.42A report to Hearings Panel

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Posted 4 months ago
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Irrigation efficiency case study - Kiwifruit micro-sprinklers

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Posted 4 months ago
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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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Posted 11 months ago
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Notified document: Proposed Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9), October 2016

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Posted 1 year ago
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Irrigation efficiency case study - Avocado micro-sprinklers new system

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Posted 4 months ago
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Project details: Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change 9)

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Posted 1 year ago
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Irrigation efficiency case study - Avocado micro-sprinklers

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Posted 4 months ago
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How we manage water use

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Posted 11 months ago

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