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No dispensations to Plan Change 13 (Air Quality) to the Regional Natural Resources Plan regulations

It is important to note that dispensations cannot be granted for regulations in Plan Change 13 (Air Quality) to the Regional Natural Resources Plan. This Resource Management Act Plan prohibits the use of all non-compliant solid fuel burners after 31 January 2020. Refer to AQ R12(c).

AQ R12 Solid fuel burners in the Rotorua Airshed - Permitted - Nga paka ahi i roto I te Takiwa Hau o Rotorua - E whakaaehia ana

The discharge of contaminants to air from a solid fuel burner installed in any dwelling house or building inside the boundary of the Rotorua Airshed is a permitted activity if:

(c) the discharge is from either:

     (iii) an existing woodburner installed after 1 September 2005, ……



Rotorua Air Quality Control Bylaw

The only dispensation available is for those who are buying and/or selling properties (the Bylaw Point of Sale rule). A dispensation for the Bylaw Point of Sale rule will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. There is a $200 application fee. Please access the link below for further information.


Guidelines to Dispensation Applications pdf 147KB