A view of Ohope from Onekawa pa in Bay of Plenty
Image: Neil Robert Hutton | ©


Have your say on the drafted Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy (CMS). The CMS will guide DOC work in this region. Submissions close Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Consultation draft revoked

The below draft of the Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy was revoked on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

The purpose of the revocation is to ensure further engagement opportunities are provided to Treaty partners, stakeholders and the public.

All submissions received on this draft on or before 27 January 2021 are recorded and saved (with the consent of submitters). They will be considered in relation to renotifying the draft.

DOC released a draft Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) on 9 September 2020. A CMS will guide how DOC manages public conservation land in the Bay of Plenty region.

The public are invited to have their say on the management of public conservation areas in the Bay of Plenty region over the next 10 years.

Read the draft Bay of Plenty CMS

You can read a summary of the strategy on our factsheet (PDF, 1,004K), or download the full strategy draft below. The drafted strategy is divided into three sections:

View the current strategy

The current strategy was published in December 1997 and is available below.

This is a large document that may take some time to download.

Bay of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy (PDF, 14,830K)

How to make a submission

1. Complete your submission

You can prepare a submission by completing a submission form or by writing your own. Your submission should:

  • include your name, postal address and email address (if you have one);
  • indicate if you'd like to speak in support of your submission at a hearing;
  • identify the issue you're commenting on for each section of the CMS you are interested in; and
  • say what you support or oppose for each, why, and what changes you'd like to be made.

To use a submission form, download one below then send it to us by email or post:

2. Send your form by 27 January 2021

Send your submission by email or post:

Email: bopcms@doc.govt.nz

Management Planning team
Department of Conservation
Private bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Submissions close 4:30 pm 27 January 2021.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of their submission should state this in their submission. Submitters should be aware that any submission they make is subject to provisions of the Privacy Act 2020 and the Official Information Act 1982.

Contact us

If you have any questions email the project team, or attend one of our drop-in sessions.

Email: bopcms@doc.govt.nz

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