This page includes useful templates/guidelines for stormwater management and spillage contingency plans.
Guidelines for contingency plan for spillage response
Many resource consent holders are required to have a spillage contingency plan as part of their consent conditions. These guidelines, developed by the Taranaki Regional Council, describe a simple methodology for producing a plan for when a spillage occurs which discharges or is liable to discharge contaminants into a water body. The guidelines are downloadable here as a Word document, allowing for easy editing and adapting.Guidelines for a contingency plan for spillage response (131 KB doc) (single document only)
Stormwater management plan template
A Stormwater Management Plan is compulsory for some industrial and trade operations but whether or not it is a legal requirement, the Council recommends all businesses examine this template and consider the issues it raises. The template can easily be adapted to suit the scale of any enterprise. It is downloadable here as a Word document, allowing for easy editing and adaptingStormwater Management Plan template (428 KB DOC) (single document only)
Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region
Guidance on practical, cost effective measures that can be applied to soil disturbance activities associated with earthworks to prevent or minimise the adverse effects of those activities on the environment, particularly on water quality.Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region (845 KB pdf) (single document only)