Air quality in Taranaki is of a high natural standard and the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki sets out policies and rules to keep it that way. The plan includes amendments arising from the Government's May 2018 Plantation Forestry regulations.
Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki 2011
Download the full Plan and appendices here, or scroll down and download the Plan rules as separate documents. Rule 34 relates to backyard burning in urban areasRegional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki 2011 (1.3 MB pdf) See and download the Plan appendices
Rules of the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki
Interim Review of the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki
This review, published in April 2018, concludes that the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki is performing its functions well and is assisting the Council in carrying out its resource management responsibilities. No issues have so far been identified that would warrant an urgent full review. Overall, Taranaki’s clean air provides significant health and amenity benefits to the region.Interim Review of the Regional Air Quality Plan for Taranaki (2.6 MB pdf) (single document only)