Rural

Stratum Consultants Appointed as a Land Use Advisor to the BOP Regional Council

Stratum Consultants Ltd has recently been appointed as a Land Use Nutrient Advice and Support Services advisor to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) has embarked on an initiative to reduce the nutrient levels in Lake Rotorua.  This includes nitrogen and phosphorous. 

This initiative requires the support of suitably qualified Land Use Advisors to work with landowners and farm operators in the Lake Rotorua Catchment Area to assess the current nutrient discharge levels of properties and develop Farm Nutrient Plans to support the resource consent process.  The BOPRC has contracted Stratum Consultants Ltd as an independent Land Use Advisor.   

As a Land Use Advisor we will provide business planning support.  This business planning advice would be required where more significant options need to be explored to support the development of a Farm Nutrient Plans, and may include subdivision or resource consent where a land use change is proposed.

Funding is also available to provide a level of business planning support in circumstances where the nitrogen discharge allowance is difficult to achieve.

Please contact Bart Yetsenga, Brett Farquhar or Karla Putt from our Rotorua office if you consider this is relevant to you.