Building Our Community

Creating a vibrant, active, healthy, connected, caring and safe place to live is at the crux of our partnerships with the community in the western Bay.

Work never stops in the planning for social infrastructure, building better urban environments, providing tertiary facilities, adapting to our growing ageing population and recognising the role of arts and culture in creating vibrant communities. New research is exploring all these issues and addressing how SmartGrowth can make the most of land use planning and economic growth.



Research and Reference Reports

Date Name Description Author
2017 SmartGrowth Project Outcomes Checklist A tool for input into projects that impact on our community
2017 Western Bay of Plenty District Council response to SmartGrowth Forum position papers Key Western Bay of Plenty District Council actions in response to the SmartGrowth Forum position papers
2017 Ageing Well LWR Final Integrated Report June
2017 Cohousing Research Cohousing research paper from the NSC Ageing Well - Life when Renting- Western Bay case study. 25th Jan 17 Final
2016 Western Bay of Plenty Rental Market 29 November 2016 Final
2016 Western Bay of Plenty Cohort report final 2 Home Ownership, Renting, and residence in a Home Owned by a Family Trust for the Western Bay of Plenty and Total New Zealand, by birth cohort, for the period 1986-2013
2016 Tenure Security for Older Tenants Life When Renting Research
2016 The Housing Older People Would Choose Life When Renting Research
2016 'Giving Voices' Engagement Report
2016 'Giving Voices' Methods Report
2013 Future Social Needs Understanding and meeting the present and future social needs of western Bay of Plenty communities
2012 TCC Social Infrastructure Planning Guidelines Tauranga City Council Social Infrastructure Planning Guidelines
2012 The Implications and Opportunities of an Ageing Population The Implications and Opportunities of an Ageing Population in the Western Bay of Plenty Sub-region
2012 Maximising the social benefits of land use planning Maximising the social benefits of land use planning to build communities and support economic growth in the western Bay of Plenty Sub-region
2012 Social Infrastructure Stocktake Report Description and Stocktake of Social Infrastructure 2009
2012 Role of Demographic Projections Growth management: Role of Demographic Projections
2012 Smart Ageing Action Plan Smart Ageing Action Plan - Providing leadership in the development of ageing communities
2012 Recreation and Leisure - Extract from Long Term Plan 2012-2022 Reference Report
2011 Lifetime Neighbourhoods Communities and Local Government Lifetime Neighbourhoods
2009 Community Wellbeing Checklist Community Wellbeing Checklist
2009 SmartGrowth Social Infrastructure Planning Framework Social Infrastructure Planning Framework for the Western Bay of Plenty Subregion
2009 Social Infrastructure Planning Guidelines Western Bay of Plenty District Council Social Infrastructure Planning Guidelines
2006 Open Space Strategy Reference Report
2003 Regional Parks Policy Reference Report
2002 Growth in population and households in the western BOP: A 50 year forecast Reference Report

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