Why bylaws are important

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council oversees maritime safety in the region under the Navigation Safety Bylaws required by the Maritime Transport Act (1994). The rules were established to help minimise the risk of fatalities, injuries, nuisance, accidents, collisions, and damage in Bay of Plenty navigable waters.

We are reviewing the Maritime Navigation Safety Bylaws for the Bay of Plenty region with the goal of having an updated bylaws by mid to late 2023. The current bylaws have been in place since 2017 and we review them every five years. We are seeking feedback this summer to help guide changes to our bylaws.

In our Rohe / Region

Have a look at the current bylaws below and give us feedback about what you like or what could be improved.

We are also beginning the review with a fresh look at the information on topics we think will form an important part of the bylaws and we are keen to get your thoughts.

Make sure you 'follow' this project to keep updated on the next stages.


Click on a topic below to find out more and kōrero mai, give us your feedback.