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Eastern Bay - Beyond Today

The Eastern Bay is the area covered by Kawerau, Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne districts.


Over the next 30-50 years there will be significant changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment. We know we have current challenges to address and that there are global and local trends we need to respond to. We also know that we need to do things now that will sustain and grow our people and culture, economy, environment and infrastructure.

Eastern Bay – Beyond Today is the spatial plan (or ‘development plan’) for the Eastern Bay. It aims to provide a clear vision for the Eastern Bay for where we want to be in the next 30-50 years, and takes a strategic view to our challenges and responding to future changes.

This is the first generation of Eastern Bay – Beyond Today to be developed, and it will be regularly refreshed as a result of new or improved information. Over time a clear ‘spatial’ understanding of the interactions between the economy, communities, environment and infrastructure will be developed. This will lead to better decisions and responses to our challenges and opportunities.

Eastern Bay Beyond Today (2.83MB, pdf)

Eastern Bay Beyond Today - Implementation Plan (822KB, pdf)