Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.
Bay of Plenty tracks available on walking access mapping system
Council is the latest organisation to make outdoor points of interest available for public view on the Walking Access Mapping System (www.wams.org.nz).
The Council has uploaded walking/cycling, and horse exercise tracks in the District along with hiking, equestrian, mountain bike and trail bike tracks in the new TECT All Terrain Park.
The initiative has met with strong approval from by New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Chief Executive Mark Neeson.
Mark says increased awareness of outdoor access opportunities in the Bay of Plenty will help drive greater use of the tracks, as well as potential economic benefits to the region as a result of tourism.
“Many other councils around New Zealand will hold similar information of interest to people planning trips into the outdoors and the Commission welcomes approaches from those that want to make the outdoor related information they hold more widely available to the public,” says Mark.
Improving your view of the Bay!
Ensuring our customers get the most accurate and user friendly mapping information available is what we’re all about and that’s why we continue to make improvements to our online services.
We’ve just released our new mapping system called Mapi.
Mapi has kept all the best bits of the old IVY system but offers more tools to ensure you get only the best mapping information available.
To find out more please visit: www.westernbay.govt.nz/online-maps.
SmartGrowth confirms industrial land locations for western Bay
The SmartGrowth Committee has confirmed that all existing areas of industrial land in the western Bay of Plenty identified in the current SmartGrowth Strategy will be included in the updated Draft Strategy.
Several actions have been added to the updated Draft Strategy to address infrastructure servicing and funding for currently undeveloped industrial areas.
SmartGrowth will also assess the infrastructure development costs required to provide additional business land in the western (State Highway 29) corridor in the medium term to cater for future industrial land requirements beyond the next 10 years.
For more information check our www.smartgrowthbop.org.nz