Lower Kaituna Region
Looming decisions significantly more challenging than anything faced before
Papamoa East ‘hot spot’: Developments major boost for growing suburb.
The Government is pumping $933 million into roading in the Western Bay of Plenty and the long-awaited Tauranga Northern Link has finally been given the green light.
Four options include subsidised passenger rail and a mix of higher density centres and medium-density villages.
An influx of new residents is equivalent to Southland in five years but the number of houses fails to match the growth
Tauranga’s elected leaders have been told there is no silver bullet to the city’s housing crisis, which is predicted to become much worse in the year’s ahead.
Working with the NZ Transport Agency, SmartGrowth has launched an important urban development and transport project for the western Bay of Plenty.
Tauranga will receive $230 million to help the city cope with increased housing pressures.
A local iwi leader says foreign investors could potentially fund a $1 billion international airport at Paengaroa.
The city’s position in the ‘Golden Triangle’ augurs favourably for further growth. Businesses are noticing the attractiveness of being based in regional cities. Tauranga exemplifies a dynamic trend throughout regional New Zealand.
Tauranga City Council has agreed to contribute nearly $150,000 to a research project with the potential to reshape the local government in the Bay of Plenty. This is with the view to spearhead an application to have a single council covering the whole of the Western Bay. The application proposes a “simple amalgamation” in which the Western Bay District Council is bolted on t the Tauranga City Council. Read the Council Paper on the joint Council Investigation into a BoP Council Merger.
Growth strategy presentation on Lower Kaituna region.
This draft Ten Year Plan 2012 – 2022 outlines the work we propose to do during the next 10 years – in detail for the first three years and in outline for the subsequent seven years.
Kaituna River bridge time lapse photography, Tauranga Eastern Link project DVD and various project animations….
This report is an update on the progress made towards putting the Strategy into action as at 30 June 2010. It covers what the area could look like in the future, what progress has been made to each of the four outcomes in the Strategy, and the next steps for progressing the Strategy.
The objective of this report is to investigate and propose a preferred option for the diversion of Kaituna River flow into the Maketu Estuary based on the following criteria: Volume of inflow, Effects on local drainage and flooding, Cost and Flexibility (i.e. the ability to adapt the management of inflows, including the possibility of diverting further inflow to the estuary in the future).
The context for the Strategy is a sub-region facing long-term growth pressure. At the same time, many sectors of the community are demanding greater consideration of quality of life issues and protection of the core values that make the sub-region such a desirable place to live.