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Connected Centres

SmartGrowth is currently developing a strategy that will consider how housing, infrastructure, transport, community facilities and the environment need to be looked at together to achieve effective growth in the western Bay of Plenty.

It is an initiative between central and local government and tāngata whenua as part of the SmartGrowth partnership and will influence the Long-Term Plan 2024-27 for all councils in the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

The outcomes of the strategy will have an impact on everyone living in the western Bay of Plenty, as it is focused on helping our sub-region grow in a sustainable way that benefits us all.

Connected Centres forms the basis of the updated SmartGrowth Strategy.

Click here to view the Connected Centres StoryMap of the journey behind the SmartGrowth Strategy 2023.