Priority One’s year in review: Infrastructure


Priority One is committed to helping address the sub-region’s substantial infrastructure deficit brought about by its rapid population growth over the last two decades.

Western Bay of Plenty Infrastructure Forum

The Western Bay of Plenty Infrastructure Forum was launched in April 2023 by Priority One and partners. The Forum, which includes representatives from 10 organisations, is designed to address critical infrastructure challenges in the sub-region, including housing and transport, and has outlined a 10-point Action Plan.

Tauranga Community Stadium

A Tauranga Community Stadium preliminary business case was delivered by Priority One and partners and presented for consideration by Tauranga City Council. The boutique, multi-use stadium exemplifies the community and social infrastructure required to support a growing population. Tauranga City Council’s Long-Term Plan for public consultation now includes a staged implementation plan.

Mount Maunganui Industrial Blueprint

Mount Maunganui Industrial Blueprint research was undertaken by Priority One to understand the current environmental position of Mount Maunganui businesses in preparation for launching the Mount Maunganui Industrial Blueprint earlier next year. Two pieces of independent research were undertaken; the first reviewed the environmental outlook of businesses in the industrial zone, including efforts to mitigate environmental impacts. The second gained a view from residents of their perception of the Mount Maunganui Industrial Area. An outline of findings and insights from the research will be made public in the new year.