Collaboration and partnership sit at the heart of the SmartGrowth way of working

The three partner councils, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council and tangata whenua provide governance oversight to SmartGrowth.

Government agencies, particularly NZ Transport Agency, play important roles in all aspects of SmartGrowth's work.

Partner forums provide input and monitoring advice on a range of matters relating to the western Bay of Plenty with other advisory groups such as the Tertiary Education Partnership, SmartEconomy, SmartArts and SmartTourism.

Technical support is provided by a small SmartGrowth staff team, the council chief executives and a partner Management Group 

Harnessing our strengths to build our future