Comprehensive Stormwater Consents

The Resource Management Act (RMA) came into effect in 1991, with the purpose 'to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources', such as Land (including soil) and Water (including rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, modified watercourses and groundwater).

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is applying for resource consent required under the Resource Management Act to authorise activities which occur within the management of its stormwater system in a more comprehensive approach.

The Resource Management Act also provides for extensive participation by divergent interests such as iwi or community groups.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Stormwater Strategy was published in 2005 as a collaborative approach between the Regional and District Council's within the Bay of Plenty to better manage urban stormwater in the district and improve the water quality of discharges into streams, rivers, Tauranga Harbour and Maketu Estuary. Actions within the strategy include Territorial Authorities obtaining comprehensive stormwater consents for urban areas in each district.

Council has decided to split its District into four distinct areas for the purpose of applying for comprehensive stormwater consents. These include the Western, Central, Eastern and Omokoroa catchments. Catchment Management Plans are being prepared for the Central, Eastern and Western Catchments. Omokoroa obtained a Comprehensive Stormwater Consent in 2005. The Central Catchment includes the existing and planned urban areas of Te Puna and Minden.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Central Catchment. Frequently asked questions and further information on the Central Catchment can be found by clicking on the link here.

Click the maps below to see the areas covered.

Minden Catchment Area (PDF, 298KB)
Te Puna Catchment Area (PDF, 233KB)

Western Catchment

The Western Catchment includes the existing and planned urban areas including Waihi Beach, Athenree, Bowentown, Tanners Point, Ongare Point, Te Kauri Village, Tuapiro and Katikati Township.

Comprehensive Stormwater Consents Application - Non-Technical Summary Report (PDF, 1.07MB)

Eastern Catchment

The Eastern Catchment includes the existing and planned urban areas including Te Puke, Paengaroa, Maketu and Pukehina township.

Comprehensive Stormwater Consents Application - Non-Technical Summary Report  (PDF, 1.40MB)

Presentation to Maketu Community Board 11 June 2013 (PDF, 1.05MB)

Presentation to Te Puke Community Board 13 June 2013 (PDF, 1.05MB)

Central Catchment

The Central Catchment includes the existing and planned urban areas of Te Puna and Minden.

Comprehensive Stormwater Consents Application - Non-Technical Summary Report (PDF, 2.29MB)

Comprehensive Stormwater Consent Brochure (PDF, 1.33MB)

Page reviewed: 17 Dec 2014 11:38am