A unified vision, direction and voice for the
future of the Western Bay
A unified vision, direction and voice for the future of the Western Bay
The western Bay of Plenty sub-region is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand. The sub-region has grown significantly over the past 60 years and has experienced a sustained period of growth due to its sought-after lifestyle and economic opportunities. In 1945, the western Bay of Plenty had a population of just 18,700 people – today the population for the sub-region is over 200,000.
The SmartGrowth partnership is made up of Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, tāngata whenua and central government. SmartGrowth engages with groups, businesses, and organisations to help us build a framework for future planning and growth. We’ve partnered together to achieve better shared outcomes for our sub-region.
SmartGrowth covers the western Bay sub-region. The area that lies within the administrative boundaries of Tauranga City and the Western Bay of Plenty District.