Tauranga City Council’s elected members have agreed to sell some land at the Historic Village to the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT) for the purposes of building a community hub, called The Kollective.
The Kollective at the Historic Village
Feedback on the proposal was sought from the community between December 2015 and January 2016.
Feedback received indicated the community is generally supportive of the proposal: of the 97 submissions received, 76 were supportive, 17 against and four neutral.
The sale and purchase agreement between Council and TECT includes a covenant for the use of the land as a community hub. This means that the land cannot be used for any other purposes.
About the land TECT has bought
- The land is approximately 4,790m2 and is in the eastern portion of the Historic Village site
- It is mainly undeveloped green space, which is used occasionally for events
- The land is zoned commercial business under the City Plan
- Council has sold the land to TECT for the purpose of creating a community hub
- The Envirohub building is being relocated and reinstated within the Village at TECT’s cost
- The Otumoetai Schoolhouse is also being relocated and reinstated within the Village
About the Kollective
- The Kollective concept involves creating a shared working space for community organisations – the building will allow for flexible spaces including meeting rooms; support from wrap-around services (such as business advice and marketing); and opportunities for community organisations to collaborate with each other
- The building design complements existing Village community facilities and activities
- TECT will also contribute to the development of the adjoining green space for community use
- The Kollective will have on-site car parking
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Last Reviewed: 30/11/2017