Our dramatic coastline is rich in history and marine ecosystems. The Council aims to maintain the high quality of marine waters and ensure coastal developments are in tune with environmental and cultural priorities.

Coastal environment

For people to enjoy many of the popular activities based around the Taranaki coast, good water quality is a must.

Coastal monitoring

Beach water quality, the ecology of rocky reefs and estuaries, any impact on the coast from our rivers, and consent compliance for activities such as consented discharges.

Harbour management

Council bylaws for Port Taranaki and its approaches establish a safe area for swimmers and bathers.