International activity – including trade, investment, tourism, skills and relationships – plays an important role in underpinning sustainable growth in the Western Bay of Plenty.
The Western Bay International Strategy will ensure Tauranga effectively supports and leverages its international connections, enabling a systemic approach to our offshore activities. Coordinating activities of internationally active sub-regional agencies – including local authorities, Priority One, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Export Bay of Plenty and Education Tauranga – will have a significant impact on the sub-region’s prosperity, particularly when aligned with central government priorities. This impact ranges from attracting inward investment, skills and students, to growth in the sub-region’s share of international tourism and trade, and the encouragement of migrant investors and businesses to relocate here.
Successful implementation of this strategy will result in improved sub-regional economic and social outcomes, achieved through an integrated, collaborative and coordinated approach to the sub-region’s international relationships.
Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy – summary document (656kb pdf)
Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy (285kb pdf)
Last Reviewed: 30/11/2016