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"Working together for the western Bay"

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The SmartGrowth Way

The SmartGrowth Way is a partnership and collaborative approach to spatial planning and growth management for the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

Key ingredients of the SmartGrowth Way

  • Voluntary - a coalition of the willing between the regulators and the regulated
  • Collaborative - planning together
  • Wider than local government - working with partner forums and the community
  • Partnership - collaboration means taking time to work through and resolve issues

Harnessing our strengths to build our future