"We work together for the best protection for our environment's future"
We love to live, learn, work and play in the western Bay. But to keep our beautiful backyard in tip top condition, we need to work together to protect and enhance our distinctive natural environment.
At the heart of SmartGrowth’s strategies, policies, plans and work programmes lies a respect for our natural environment and a strong directive to protect and enhance it, as we work alongside our communities.
We invest in significant research and assessments that enable the Regional Policy Statement and the Tauranga City Plan and Western Bay of Plenty District Plan reviews to have a real impact on key environmental outcomes identified in the SmartGrowth Strategy.
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"We work proactively and in partnership with the community to make western Bay active, vibrant, connected, caring, healthy and safe."