The Bay of Plenty region is home to a number of thriving industries, including horticulture, forestry, agriculture, freight, energy, and tourism.
The region covers the wider Bay of Plenty, Taupō, Rotorua, and Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty. Its climate, amenities, and easy access to the Waikato and Auckland make the Bay of Plenty an attractive place to live—it's no wonder its population is on the rise.
Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Programme includes nine main action plans to boost the BOP's economy. The plans were refreshed in 2017, with a review of the Action Plan and the Bay of Connections Growth Strategy due to take place in late 2018.
- Population estimate: 299,900
- Average household income: $99,600
- GDP per capita $47,916
Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.
See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.
|Bay of Plenty||Rail Freight Opportunities - Kawerau/Murupara||KiwiRail||$ 250,000||23 February 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Minginui Nursery||Ngati Whare Holdings||$ 5,800,000||15 March 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Rotorua Big Moves - Lakefront and Whakarewarewa Forest||Rotorua Lakes Council||$ 811,625||29 June 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Redevelopment of Rotorua Lakefront||Rotorua Lakes Council||$ 19,900,000||24 September 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Development of Whakarewarewa Forest||Rotorua Lakes Council||$ 7,926,000||24 September 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Putauaki Industrial Land Development – Stage 1||Putauaki Trust||$ 2,000,000||24 October 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Mussel Farming and Production Facility||Whakatohea Mussels Opotiki Ltd||$ 19,850,000||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Accelerating Aquaculture Developments in Whakatohea Rohe Moana||Whakatohea Maori Trust Board||$ 935,000||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Raukokore Irrigation||Te Whanau A Maruhaeremuri Hapu Trust||$ 781,700||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Ōpōtiki Harbour Development Project||Ōpōtiki District Council , Eastland Group Ltd, Bay of Plenty Regional Council||$ 750,000||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Whakatāne Waterfront and Town Centre Regeneration||Whakatāne District Council||$ 646,000||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||EBOP Regional Development Project Implementation||Ōpōtiki District Council||$ 237,500||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Kiwifruit Labour Co-ordinator||NZ Kiwifruit Growers Inc||$ 99,999||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Ngāti Awa Resource Funding||Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Ltd||$ 91,700||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Whakaari/White Island Visitor Growth Project||White Island Tours Ltd||$ 400,000||14 December 2018|
|Bay of Plenty||Miro Berry Partnerships - Business case development App 11||Bay of Plenty Regional Council||$ 25,000||7 January 2019|
|Bay of Plenty||Bay of Connections Portfolio Review||Bay of Plenty Regional Council||$ 60,000||7 January 2019|