Have your say

Have your say and help shape Taranaki. Your views play an important part in helping the Council shape our plans, policies and programmes. Here are some of the things you can currently share feedback on.

Let's Kōrero: Essential Freshwater

We're developing a new plan for freshwater in Taranaki as part of the Government's Essential Freshwater reforms.

Key to this is a kōrero with our community on the long-term vision for freshwater and the values our communities care about.

The Natural Resources Plan(external link) for Taranaki will replace the Council's Regional Freshwater Plan and your feedback will guide the targets, limits and rules in the plan that ensure we manage freshwater effectively for the whole community. 

As part of this process, we're looking to create six Freshwater Management Units (FMUs) in our region which group together waterbodies of similar type into geographically defined areas. We want feedback on the draft FMUs, the visions that will establish the long-term goals for those units and the values which apply to them. 


Resource Management Act administrative charges

Taranaki Regional Council is fixing its 2022/2023 administrative charges pursuant to section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).  These charges are fixed annually to recover the Council’s actual and reasonable costs when undertaking work for external users under the RMA

As part of this process, the Council is undertaking a special consultative procedure. We welcome your views on the proposed 2022/2023 administrative charges.

The Statement of Proposal, including the Schedule of Charges, can be viewed in full here [PDF, 832 KB]

How to make a submission:

Submissions are now open and close at 4pm on Friday, 6 May, 2022. 

Natural Resources Plan

The Council intends to combine its freshwater, soil and air quality plans, and Regional Policy Statement into one Natural Resources Plan. This Plan is under development now and will include rules and limits on how soil, freshwater and air are managed. 

Feedback from the community is an important part of developing the Natural Resources Plan, and we encourage you to get involved.

We’ll be starting consultation on the Natural Resources Plan in coming months. Watch our website for details about how to get involved.

Join our People’s Panel

We are establishing a People's Panel, which is a quick and easy way to give your feedback and ideas to help make Taranaki a great place to live, work and play.

Register your interest(external link)