Council is conducting a non-binding referendum to inform their decision making on whether or not to invest in a museum, and where the museum should be located. Council’s final decision on a museum will be made on 28 June when the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan is adopted.
The timing of the referendum is the same as the Council by-election, voting is now open until Tuesday, 1 May at 12pm.
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The referendum questions are:
- “Do you support Tauranga City Council including a museum in the 2018/2028 Long Term Plan?”
- “In terms of location of the museum, do you support:
A. Cliff Road Yes/No
B. Willow Street Yes/No.”
Supporting information flyer (171kb pdf)
Museum and central library proposal
- You can vote by post, online or in person at our Customer Contact Centre, 91 Willow Street or at your local library.
- You will receive your referendum paper and your unique online access code with your by-election voting papers by post.
- Voter packs started to be distributed from 9 April, and may take a week or so to arrive.
- Voting will be open from 9 April until 12 noon on 1 May.
- Those who are enrolled in the local electorate are eligible to vote – you can check to see if you are enrolled by visiting the elections website.
- If you were not enrolled in Tauranga City or have changed your address since 1 April 2018, you will need to make a special vote in person at the Customer Contact Centre.
- You can also make a special vote at the Customer Contact Centre if you have not received or lost your voter pack, have thrown it out or destroyed it, or are on the unpublished electoral roll.
Love Tauranga? Vote in the 2018 at large Council by-election
Tauranga City Council is currently holding a by-election to fill the position left vacant by the sad passing of Cr. Gail McIntosh. The by-election is for one At Large position on council.