Advocacy & Representation
SPEAKING THE VOICE OF our BUSINESS COMMUNITY
As an independent, respected organisation, we have a responsibility to act on behalf of our business community, to ensure the best outcomes that benefit local business in the Western Bay.
How do we do this?
Through targeted events
Thanks to our long-held connections with local organsiations and government entities, we are able to host events that connect our members with the changemakers in our city.
Through a direct approach
Many of our staff sit on a number of boards and advisory groups that are involved in the future planning of our city.
We also regularly submit on local government’s annual and Long-term Plans.
Through our own channels
We keep our community updated on the big issues impacting our region through our monthly Chamber Voice newsletter. You can subscribe to this here.
Commercial rates increase
Tauranga City Council is consulting on its draft budget. This includes $1.4b in the transport network, and the civic heart project to re-ignite the city centre by providing more amenities.
Many business owners says that Tauranga needs to invest in infrastructure to address the key issues of transport and housing supply.
Tauranga Business Chamber is keen to hear from businesses on what’s important and who should pay.