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Regional Resource Management Plan (RRMP)

  • Status: Operative 28 August 2006
  • Publicly notified: April 2000
  • Decisions issued: June 2001

The Regional Resource Management Plan (RRMP) is the most significant resource planning document for all resource users in Hawke’s Bay.

It includes the Regional Policy Statement (RPS) and sets out a policy framework for managing resource use activities in an integrated manner across the whole of the Hawke's Bay region. The RRMP was prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991. The RRMP also incorporates all plan changes that have become operative.


Volume 1 - HB Regional Resource Management Plan (excludes Schedules/Maps)
(Excludes Schedules/Maps)

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Key Regional Policy Statement Objectives

Chapter 3
Regionally Significant Issues, Objectives and Policies

Chapter 4
Non-Regulatory Methods

Chapter 5
Regional Plan Objectives and Policies

Chapter 6
Regional Rules

Chapter 7
Information Requirements (for resource consent applications)

Chapter 8
Administrative Matters

Chapter 9

Schedules / Maps

All Schedules

Schedule 1
Background to the Maori Dimension

Schedule 1A
Statutory Acknowledgements

Schedule 2
Sustainable Land Use

Schedule 3
Environmental Guidelines for Surface Water Quality

Schedule 4
Known Productive Aquifer Systems in Hawke's Bay Region

Schedule 5
Heretaunga Plains - Contaminated Vulnerability and Unconfined Aquifer

Schedule 6
Water Management Zones

Schedule 7
Minimum Flow Rivers

Schedule 8
Rivers considered for Riparian Protection

Schedule 9
Chimney Design Guide & Combustion of Fuels

Schedule 10
Air Quality Guidelines 2002

Schedule 11
Performance Requirements for Qualifications to Apply Agrichemicals

Schedule 12
Emission requirements: small scale solid fuel burners

Schedule 13
Airshed Boundaries and Airzone Boundaries

Schedule 14
Heretaunga Plains sub-region: location map, Heretaunga Plains sub-region: indicative location map of residential greenfield growth areas, Heretaunga Plains sub-region: indicative location map of industrial greenfield growth areas

Schedule 14c
Tukituki River sub-catchments

Schedule 15
Water Management Zones (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 16
Surface water allocation and minimum flow sites (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 17
Groundwater allocation zones (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 18
Determination of seasonal and annual allocations for water permits at 29 August 2013 (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 20
Slope classes (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 21
Records to be kept for nutrient budgeting input into a Farm Environmental Management Plan (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 22
Requirements for Farm Environmental Management Plans (Tukituki River Catchment)

Schedule 23
Total ammoniacal nitrogen concentrations at other pHs and temperatures (Tukituki River Catchment)


Maps for areas excluded from Rule7(c)

Relevant Links

New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010
Ministry for the Environment

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