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"Western Bay - a great place to live, learn, work and play"

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About SmartGrowth

SmartGrowth provides a unified vision, direction and voice for the future of the western Bay of Plenty as we help develop a great place to live, learn, work and play. It's the spatial plan for the sub-region connecting people, places and activities.

Launched in 2004 it sets the strategic vision and direction for growth, infrastructural planning and development across the sub-region, focusing on the key issues relating to social, environmental, economic and cultural planning.

The underlying success of SmartGrowth has been the strength of collaboration and shared vision between the strategy partners: Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, tangata whenua, partner community/business organisations and key Governmental agencies - particularly the New Zealand Transport Agency.



Building our futures together

SmartGrowth focuses on developing good relationships, building trust and advancing a new way of working together as the key to creating a well planned and integrated community across the sub-region.

The forum groups are integral to informing SmartGrowth governance of the issues and concerns at the grassroots of our communityThese forums represent the diverse communities that make the western Bay of Plenty a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Click on the links below to learn more.

Contact the SmartGrowth office for more information on the forums 

Phone: 07 579 0027



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