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Environmental Mitigation and Enhancement Fund Assessment Panel - expressions of interest.

Hei oranga whenua, Hei oranga moana, Hei oranga tangata
Healthy land, Healthy waters, Healthy people

Tauranga City Council is seeking to appoint an independent panel to assess applications to the Environmental Mitigation and Enhancement Fund (EMEF) and make recommendations to the Wastewater Management Review Committee  (WWMRC) regarding eligible projects. Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from those with the required expertise to become panel members.

EMEF panel terms of reference (135kb pdf) 
EMEF expressions of interest information sheet (124kb pdf)

Expressions of interest close 5pm Friday, 29 January 2021. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

Please contact Radleigh Cairns, Tauranga City Council, on (07) 577 7391 if you have any enquiries relating to the position.


A condition of TCC’s wastewater discharge consent (RC62878) requires council to establish an Environmental Mitigation and Enhancement Fund.

Initiatives can include (but are not limited to) monitoring the cultural effects and involvement of Tangata Whenua in sampling, testing and monitoring and research into issues relevant to water quality and ecological issues.

Updated EMEF policy manual including eligibility and assessment citeria (214kb pdf) 
EMEF application form (138kb pdf)

Applications will open Tuesday, 5 January 2021 and close at 5pm Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

All applications will be assessed by an independent panel who will make recommendations to the Wastewater Management Review Committee (WWMRC). The WWMRC will make their final decisions on which (if any) applications are to be fundedfor the 2021/22 financial year at the Wastewater Management Review Committee meeting in May.

For further assistance with your application, contact Radleigh Cairns, Environmental Programme Leader at radleigh.cairns@tauranga.govt.nz 


Last Reviewed: 04/12/2020

Want to discuss further?

Contact Radleigh Cairns, Environmental Programme Leader at radleigh.cairns@tauranga.govt.nz 

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