The revised proposal for a Special Housing Area at Ngongotahā seems to be major improvement.

The homes to be built in Stage 1 have been reduced to at least 27 and on land unlikely to be flooded. There are, however, serious unresolved problems.

Recent population and economic growth indicators have not been used to recalculate the scale of housing demand, especially for affordable housing.

Reliable flood modelling has not been completed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council engineers to safeguard potential homeowners in the revised SHA1 and current homeowners below the Waiteti bridge.

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The council's resource consenting processes were proven

Let's put this method behind us

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