Like you, we want to make the western Bay of Plenty a great place to live, learn, work AND play. Not just now, but in the future.

To do this, the SmartGrowth Strategy sets out a vision and a plan for the future of the western Bay. This strategy forms an implementation plan focused on six key outcomes:

1. Visionary leadership and collaboration
2. Sustaining and improving the environment
3. Building community
4. Growing a sustainable economy
5. Recognising cultural identity and change
6. Integrated planning.

We’ll need to measure our progress against these outcomes to understand if our actions are making a difference and contributing to making our vision a reality.

Harnessing our strengths to build our future