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.

Recreation survey - be in to win

Where do you like to go to relax and have fun in or by the water? Tell us about your favourite Taranaki beaches, rivers and lakes, and how you use them. You could win a two-night break for two at the newly rebuilt Pukeiti Lodge. Take part in our recreation survey

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.

Navigation & safety in Port area

The Council's navigation & safety bylaws for Port Taranaki and its approaches aim to make this area safe for all users, including bathers and recreational boaties.