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Farm Plans

A Farm Environmental Management Plan (FEMP) summarises the environmental risks on a farming operation and describes how those risks will be managed over time. The Regional Council is dedicated to continuous improvement with farm planning. This page will help you find out more about Farm Plans.

Farm Planning

A Farm Environment Management Plan (FEMP) is currently required only for landowners in the Tukituki catchment  with property of 10 hectares or over (also some who have 4-10 ha).   Find out more about the Tukituki project

However these plans may become a requirement throughout the region in time. The TANK plan that is in development will require similar approach.  

What is a Farm Environment Management Plan - FEMP?

A FEMP summarises the potential environmental risks in a farming operation, and describes how these risks will be managed and reduced over time.  The regional council is dedicated to continuous improvement with farm planning, and planning for good farming is always a desirable practice.

The plan includes

  • maps of your property,
  • identification of environmental risks,
  • a nutrient budget and stock exclusion plans
  • management actions to be taken to reduce environmental risks.

A FEMP can be completed by the farm owner/manager or an the Regional Council approved provider.

A FEMP must be signed off by a suitably qualified rural professions, i.e. approved providers.  There may be a cost involved.

Farm planning connects the top two priority goals for our region in the Strategic Plan of improving water quality and gaining smart, sustainable land use.  It also supports our priority for a healthy and functioning biodiversity.


More information

Tukituki catchment

TANK (Tutaekuri, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū catchments) 

FEMP approved providers

Tukituki Map


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