Taranaki requirements

IMPORTANT: New freshwater regulations September 2020

New Government freshwater regulations came into force on September 3, 2020. These include rules and obligations around activities on land that may affect water.

The regulations widen the range of activities requiring resource consents and tighten restrictions for many activities covered by existing rules.

The new requirements are far-reaching and should not be ignored. If your farm or business is undertaking or planning operational changes or developments involving any aspect of fresh water or waterways, you should check if they apply. Even if you haven’t needed a resource consent for such work in the past, it’s important you talk to Council staff.

As a first step, download our summary of the changes that are particularly relevant to Taranaki.

New freshwater regulations: What they mean for you [PDF, 644 KB]

Find out what's required of farmers, foresters and anyone undertaking land and site works in Taranaki.

Farmer responsibilities are set out in a handy, glovebox-sized booklet, TRC Reqirements for Good Farm Management in Taranaki. Download it here or contact the Council for hard copies. There is no charge

Requirements for good farm management in Taranaki [PDF, 1.5 MB]


Separately, see details of requirements for:

Dairy effluent | Irrigation | Pest management | Freshwater use

Spraying & burning | Land & site works | Forestry operations


Taranaki requirements are also set out in a wide range of information sheets

Government freshwater reforms: Taranaki update June 2020

The Government has announced its revised freshwater regulation regime, moderating its original approach in a number of areas and delaying a decision on any need for or the content of rules around nutrient limits. This fact sheets outlines the decisions on matters of concern to Taranaki

Freshwater reform: Taranaki update 2020 [PDF, 555 KB]

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