Smartgrowth Leadership Group
The purpose of the Joint Committee (SmartGrowth Leadership Group) is to undertake and implement strategic spatial planning across the western Bay of Plenty sub-region (1) in accordance with the SmartGrowth Strategy, outcomes from the Urban Form and Transport Initiative and the joint spatial plan as agreed between the Crown and the SmartGrowth partners. The SmartGrowth Leadership Group carries out its purpose in accordance with the delegations set out in the Agreement.
(1) The ‘sub-region’ refers to the territorial areas of Tauranga City council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council
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|Cr Anne Tolley
|Bay of Plenty Regional Council
|Cr Jane Nees
Cr Stuart Crosby
Cr Paula Thompson
Cr Ron Scott (alternate)
|Tauranga City Council Commissioners
|Western Bay of Plenty District Council
|Mayor James Denyer
Deputy Mayor John Scrimgeour
Cr Don Thwaites
|Tangata Whenua Representatives
Matemoana McDonald (alternate)
Riki Nelson (appointed 5 April)
Whitiora McLeod (appointed 5 April)
|Bay of Plenty District Health Board
|Ron Scott (non - voting)
Minister for Local Government
|Hon. Nanaia Mahuta
Richard Ward (alternate)
|Minister for Housing
|Hon. Megan Woods
|David Speirs (non-voting)
Jessica Andrew (alternate)
The SmartGrowth Leadership Group operates under the following principles:
- Supporting the aim of developing a thriving western Bay of Plenty sub-region that is prosperous, has high levels of sustainable economic growth, supports affordable housing along with a transport system that can support that growth.
- Supporting a four-well-being approach to urban growth and spatial planning which incorporates cultural, economic, environmental and social well- being and builds on the SmartGrowth ‘live, learn, work and play’ vision.
- Reinforcing an integrated planning approach incorporating land use, all infrastructure and funding.
- Building on existing SmartGrowth work, including the 2013 Strategy, outcomes from Urban Form and Transport Initiative (“UFTI”), and the general SmartGrowth arrangements already in place.
- Adopting a shared evidence base so that all parties are using common data.
- Recognising and supporting the existing Urban Form and Transport Initiative (“UFTI”) which will underpin the development of one joint subregional spatial plan.
- Taking account of the Western Bay Transport System Plan findings.
- Acknowledging the benefits of a collaborative approach to urban growth and spatial planning, and to share responsibility for such planning between the parties in consultation with key sector groups and the sub-regional community.
- Supporting the economic and social aspirations of tangata whenua while protecting cultural identity.
- Sustaining and improving the natural environment.
Monitoring and review:
The SmartGrowth Leadership Group has responsibility for:
- Six- monthly monitoring and reporting on implementation of the principles set out in this Terms of Reference.
- Monitoring the implementation of any joint urban growth programme developed.
- Monitoring and reporting SmartGrowth implementation progress against key milestones.
- Reviewing and recommending any changes to the SmartGrowth Strategy if circumstances change.