Future Development Strategy

Consultation has concluded on the Draft Future Development Strategy. Please refer to SmartGrowth's website for information about next steps.

Submissions closed on Monday 5 November 2018.



Where and how will we house an extra 66,000 people in 43,000 more homes over the next 30 years?

SmartGrowth would like to know what you think of the proposed Future Development Strategy - the plan for managing the growth of the western Bay of Plenty over the next 30 years.

Councils in high growth areas like the Western Bay of Plenty are required by Government to assess future housing and business needs and create a development strategy for the next 30 years.

The Future Development Strategy (FDS), is a document produced by SmartGrowth (a partnership of councils, tangata whenua, community groups and some government departments) to drive the discussion and decision-making needed to manage the expected high growth in the western Bay of Plenty. Tauranga City Council has also produced the Tauranga Urban Strategy, which is complementary to the FDS.

The FDS identifies the big issues around growth - things like housing, transport, employment, an ageing demographic, cultural wellbeing, the environment - that we must collectively consider as our population increases over the next 30 years.

  • Where do the extra houses go?
  • What kind of transport systems and infrastructure do we need?
  • What options are on the table right now?
  • How will we pay for it all?

The FDS sets goals but also aims to spark discussion and debate, feedback and great ideas, and will be reviewed every three years.


NOTE: There will be no formal hearings after the consultation ends on Monday 5 November. Please attend one of the Community Conversations taking place across the western Bay of Plenty from 5 October to 5 November to have your say verbally. See dates, times, and locations on the right of this page.

For more information, visit the SmartGrowth website or email info@smartgrowthbop.org.nz


Submissions closed on Monday 5 November 2018.

Submissions closed on Monday 5 November 2018.



Where and how will we house an extra 66,000 people in 43,000 more homes over the next 30 years?

SmartGrowth would like to know what you think of the proposed Future Development Strategy - the plan for managing the growth of the western Bay of Plenty over the next 30 years.

Councils in high growth areas like the Western Bay of Plenty are required by Government to assess future housing and business needs and create a development strategy for the next 30 years.

The Future Development Strategy (FDS), is a document produced by SmartGrowth (a partnership of councils, tangata whenua, community groups and some government departments) to drive the discussion and decision-making needed to manage the expected high growth in the western Bay of Plenty. Tauranga City Council has also produced the Tauranga Urban Strategy, which is complementary to the FDS.

The FDS identifies the big issues around growth - things like housing, transport, employment, an ageing demographic, cultural wellbeing, the environment - that we must collectively consider as our population increases over the next 30 years.

  • Where do the extra houses go?
  • What kind of transport systems and infrastructure do we need?
  • What options are on the table right now?
  • How will we pay for it all?

The FDS sets goals but also aims to spark discussion and debate, feedback and great ideas, and will be reviewed every three years.


NOTE: There will be no formal hearings after the consultation ends on Monday 5 November. Please attend one of the Community Conversations taking place across the western Bay of Plenty from 5 October to 5 November to have your say verbally. See dates, times, and locations on the right of this page.

For more information, visit the SmartGrowth website or email info@smartgrowthbop.org.nz


Submissions closed on Monday 5 November 2018.