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LRCA Lake Level Submission

3 October 2021

UPDATE on Proposed trial to lower the level of Lake Rotoiti for one week

Resource Consent change application number is CH21-02259 (65979)

The BOP Regional Council and the Ngāti Pikiao Environmental Society jointly propose a Consent Variation to facilitate a trial which will seek to provide for a one-off occurrence whereby water levels within Lake Rotoiti will be drawn down to RL 278.85m and held there for seven days, before being returned to the trial target range of RL 279.10m – 279.20m.  Limited Notification to this effect has been approved to be sent to Lake Rotoiti structure owners along with Classic & Wooden Boats Society and BOPTYS (we are aware that not all structure owners have received it).

LRCA is aware of the ongoing unrest amongst many of our members and other sections of the community generated by this recent limited Notification of the Proposal due primarily, we believe, due to some critical ambiguities contained in the AEE (Assessment of Environmental Effects) sent out with the Notification.  We have addressed these and associated matters in the recent mail-outs to our database and in our submission to the Proposal.  You can access all relevant documents HERE.

Submissions are due by 5pm Thursday 7th October

The Resource Consent change application number is CH21-02259 (65979)

If you wish to make a submission, a submission template can be downloaded here or from the BOP Regional Council website or submission forms are available from BOP Regional Council offices.

For any questions about this form please call the Regulatory Coordinator Team on 0800 884 880.

Please submit the signed form to: as an email with a scanned attachment


a copy to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (as applicant) at either


or Postal: Bay of Plenty Regional Council, PO Box 364, Whakatāne 3158