The Regional Fresh Water Plan promotes sustainable management of the region's freshwater resources by applying rules and conditions to various activities. The Plan is currently under review.
Regional Fresh Water Plan for Taranaki
Download the full Plan here, or scroll down and download the Plan rules as separate documents. Amendments have been made to the Plan to comply with the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 and to include advisory notes for the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry 2018 and the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020. For further information please see sections 1.7 and 7 of the Plan or email the Council.TRC Regional Freshwater Plan for Taranaki (amended October 2023) (22 MB pdf) See and download the Plan appendices
Rules of the Regional Fresh Water Plan for Taranaki
These documents set out and explain the 87 rules contained in the Regional Fresh Water Plan for TaranakiIntroduction and guide to regional rules (279 KB pdf) See and download all the Plan rules
Progressive Implementation Programme for the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
This document sets out the Taranaki Regional Council’s staged implementation programme of key projects for implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014. It supersedes the Council’s previous implementation programme publicly notified in 2015.Progressive Implmentation Programme for the NPS-FW (1.8 MB pdf) (single document only)