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SmartGrowth partners tour the western Bay

On Monday 7 November, the SmartGrowth partners toured the western Bay on a familiarisation trip visiting:

  • The Tauriko Business Estate calling in to see Cubro's award-winning building
  • Tauriko West to look over proposed western corridor developments
  • Ngati Kahu's papakainga housing project
  • The Minden lookout to view the proposed Northern Link
  • Omokoroa to check out the cycleway, residential development, special housing area and school infrastructure

NZTA's Regional Director Parekawhia McLean said that SmartGrowth's evidence-based approach gives the Transport Agency the confidence to invest in the sub region and that they value the collaborative approach.


SmartGrowth's Puhirake Ihaka listens on as Ngati Kahu kaumatua explain the papakainga housing project


Cubro's Jason Clare describes the healthcare equipment company's operation and why they relocated to Tauriko



The view from the Minden lookout

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.

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Contact the SmartGrowth office for more information on the forums 

Phone: 07 579 0027



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