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Phoenix park

The Phoenix Park project is about creating an urban space in the heart of the Mount Maunganui CBD that everyone can use and which can be home to events and activities 365 days of the year.

It is intended to be the focal point of the Mount Maunganui mainstreet and to express the Mount’s distinctive sense of place and identity. The intent is for a safe, flexible and adaptable space, allowing a range of uses and activities and maximising visitation.

Elected Members resolved on 18 April to proceed with the implementation of the Phoenix Park open space development, whilst retaining up to 20 carparks on site and relocating 55 carparks elsewhere in the Mount Maunganui CBD. 

Concept design 

Council consulted on an initial draft concept design for Phoenix Park from December 2015 to March 2016 and received many fantastic ideas back from the community. In response to the community feedback, the concept plan for Phoenix was revisited. It now incorporates many new exciting elements, such as a water feature. It also has more grass and green areas and is still highly flexible, allowing it to be used for events such as markets. It allows for up to 20 carparks to be temporarily retained onsite.

Phoenix Park revised concept design (115kb pdf)

Carparking relocation plan 

Council has prepared a plan for 55 replacement carparks in close vicinity to the Mount CBD. The replacement carparks are evenly spread across the north and south of the Mount Mainstreet catchment. Replacement carparking will be in place before the construction of Phoenix Park. There will be no loss of mobility parks.

Phoenix Park revised carparking relocation map (309kb pdf)

What happens next?

The next step is to prepare the detailed design for the site. This will be based on the concept design. Construction of the Park will be during the winter of 2018 and the space will be operational by the following summer.

Need more information?

Contact Fiona.Nalder@tauranga.govt.nz

Last Reviewed: 06/06/2017

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