Project Updates

December 2019

On 20 December 2019 UFTI released its Interim Report, presenting four possible concepts for the future of the Western Bay of Plenty.

The Interim Report provides an insight into what is being visualised for how people will live, work, play, learn and move in the sub-region over the next 50-100 years. It considers a range of transport and land use options which are needed to accommodate a possible population growth of up to 200,000 people.

Each of the concepts are based on heavily-used transport corridors in the sub-region, utilising road or rail, and a mix of urban form options that have been built from existing SmartGrowth plans for growth. For an outline of each of the four concepts being considered further please view the video below.

November 2019

On 18 November the UFTI project team held a workshop in Mount Maunganui with some of UFTI’s key stakeholders, including representatives from tangata whenua, local businesses and community groups.

Project Director, Robert Brodnax, commenced the workshop with a presentation, recapping the purpose of UFTI and giving an update on where the project team are at in the process. The presentation also covered what to expect in the Interim Report, due out on 20 December. This presentation can be viewed below. Please contact the UFTI team if you have any questions or feedback.