Regional Council

Open Minutes

Commencing:             Monday 27 May 2024, 3.20 pm (at the conclusion of the Tauranga City Council meeting)

Venue:                         Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Chairperson:               Chairman Doug Leeder

Deputy Chairperson:  Deputy Chairperson Jane Nees

Members:                    Cr Stuart Crosby

Cr Toi Kai Rākau Iti

Cr Matemoana McDonald

Cr Kat Macmillan

Cr Paula Thompson

Cr Lyall Thurston

Cr Andrew von Dadelszen

Cr Te Taru White

Cr Kevin Winters

In Attendance:            Fiona McTavish – Chief Executive; Namouta Poutasi - General Manager Strategy & Science; Antoine Coffin – Manager. Spatial Planning; Tone Nerdrum Smith – Senior Advisor Governance

Apologies:                  Cr Malcolm Campbell, Cr Ron Scott and Cr Ken Shirley



Livestreaming Statement


Chairman Leeder advised those present in Chambers and via Zoom that the meeting was being livestreamed and recorded and that the recording would be made available on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website following the meeting Council Meeting 27 May 2024


1.     Opening Karakia

Noted that a karakia had been provided by Antoine Coffin at the commencement of the SmartGrowth Leadership Group meeting prior to the Council meeting.


2.     Apologies


That the Regional Council:

1           Accepts the apologies from Cr Malcolm Campbell, Cr Ron Scott and Cr Ken Shirley tendered at the meeting.



3.     Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

None declared.


4.     Reports

Decisions Required


Adoption of SmartGrowth Strategy (including Future Development Strategy)

Presented by: Chairman Leeder.

Key Point – Chairman Leeder:

·     Acknowledged the significant effort of Cr Paula Thompson in the SmartGrowth arena and, in particular, as Council’s representative on the SmartGrowth Strategy Hearings Panel.



That the Regional Council:

1           Receives the reports, Adoption of SmartGrowth Strategy (including Future Development Strategy);

2           Adopts the SmartGrowth Strategy 2024-2074 and the Future Development Strategy including the amendments recommended by the SmartGrowth Hearings Panel and as resolved at the SmartGrowth Leadership Group meeting prior to this Council meeting;

3           Notes the Key Actions recommended by the Panel for future consideration as part of the Implementation and Funding Plan;

4           Notes the delegation of authority to the Independent Chair to make any minor corrections to the Strategy, Executive Summary and Decision Document;

5           Confirms the decision has a high level of significance as determined by the Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. Council has identified and assessed different options and considered community views as part of making the decision, in proportion to the level of significance.



5.     Closing Karakia

A karakia and song was provided by Antoine Coffin.

3.25 pm – the meeting closed.






                                                                         Chairman Doug Leeder

Chairperson, Regional Council