Regional Councils look after the environmental management of the region. This includes setting policies and rules that help protect the Bay of Plenty’s land, air and water. We also respond to pollution events and take a lead role in pest management. We have an active role in minimising risks from natural hazards, making sure you’re safe when on the water along our coast and on our lakes and rivers, and we provide public transport. We also provide support to community groups for environmental enhancement.
Your city/district council provides the services you use day to day. This includes quality drinking water, wastewater and stormwater, roads and rubbish collection, as well as providing community facilities such as parks, cycleways, community halls, libraries, swimming pools and sports fields. For more information about your city or district council and the work they do, see here.