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The Waikato Regional Plan has been developed by the Waikato Regional Council under the Resource Management Act 1991, and is intended to provide direction regarding the use, development and protection of natural and physical resources in the Waikato region.  The proposed Plan contains modules covering Matters of Significance to Maori, Water, River and Lake Beds, Land and Soil, Air, and Geothermal Resources.

This is a REPRINT of the Plan (as at April 2012) and contains amendments made by:

Variation No. 2 – Geothermal Module (made operative on 7 November 2008)

Variaton No. 5 – Lake Taupo catchment (made operative on 7 July 2011)

Variation No.6 - Water Allocation (made operative on 10 April 2012)

Variation No. 7 – Minor Variation and Geothermal Maps (made operative on 8 December 2010).

Please email us ( for further information on the legal status of the Plan.

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