Draft Rotorua Rules
The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes are treasured natural assets. They are iconic to our region and are used for many forms of recreation and enjoyment. They are a taonga and have been a source of kai for generations of Te Arawa people.
Protecting and restoring water quality is one of the key focuses for the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme.
Supporting the goal of the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Water and Land Plan addresses these issues through regulatory and non-regulatory methods which include:
- Development of Action Plans for each lake
- Encourage the fencing and planting of riparian areas
- Sewerage reticulation and sewerage plant upgrades
- In-lake treatment options
- Land retirement and identification of land use changes and land management options
- Constructed wetlands
- Rule 11 to cap the existing nitrogen and phosphorus loss from land use activities in the catchments of Lake Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoehu, Okaro and Okareka