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See below for the latest news from SmartGrowth. Contact the SmartGrowth team if you'd like more information or have any media enquiries. 


Media releases

Date Name Description Author
2021 SmartGrowth Appoints New Strategic Advisor Media Release - 17 August 2021
2021 SmartGrowth Housing Action Plan - Press Release Media Release - 26 July 2021
2021 SmartGrowth - Housing Action Plan Report
2021 Government Ministers join forces with SmartGrowth Leadership & Appointment of Peter Winder as Independent Chair Media Release - 22 April 2021
2018 Future Development Strategy & Tauranga Urban Strategy Themes Key Themes
2018 Future Development Strategy Closing Submission period coming to a close 5 November
2018 Future Development Strategy Media Release Media Release 5 October 2018
2018 SHW2 Statement Statement
2018 Together on transport Media release - Working together on transport issues in the western Bay
2018 Social sector report For the Greater Good released SociaLink, with SmartGrowth support, has researched the social sector landscape in the western BOP and produced a ground-breaking report
2017 SociaLink Media release Mapping the social sector - A one-stop, integrated database for social sector organisations that maps the work they do in the western Bay of Plenty
2018 Millennials SmartTalk Smart Talk Future Thinking Event 20 March
2018 Streamlined planning process – Tauriko West – BoPRC media release Media release outlining streamlined planning process and the steps to be taken to amend the urban limits and allow for urban development of land at Tauriko West.
2017 Housing Needs Assessment Report Media release summarising the key points of the Housing Needs Assessment Report
2017 Rental squeeze Impact on housing
2017 Housing Affordability Pilot project media release Media release introducing the pilot project on affordable housing
2016 Media Release New package of urban growth areas to keep steady supply of housing
2016 Richard Conlin Visting urban development specialist visits Tauranga
2017 Cohousing final Cohousing - An enduring idea but is it a new opportunity for older people

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