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COVID-19: information

Right now, our focus is on supporting your welfare and maintaining the essential services you rely on like water, sewage and transport. Some other services are disrupted though, and most public facilities are shut. Find out what's happening with our services, facilities, parks and venues: www.tauranga.govt.nz/covid19  |  For information on coronavirus: covid19.govt.nz  |  Stay safe and be kind to one another - kia kaha Tauranga.


Outdoor fireplaces, BBQs and pizza ovens

Building consent is not required for most outdoor fires, barbecues or pizza ovens.

However, all such installations are required to comply with Tauranga City Plan setback rules (14B.3.4) (353kb pdf). This means that they must be at least 3m from any street boundary and 1.5m from any side or rear boundary.

Careful consideration should be given to safety and the possible effects of smoke when choosing the location of any fireplace or cooking facility.

Complaints about smoke nuisance should be directed to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Pollution Hotline on 0800 884 883.

Fees and charges

Related information

Installing a solid fuel heater



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