As Tauranga continues to grow, we need to make sure that our city develops to meet the needs of young people and that their ideas and opinions are heard.
In the 2021 Long-term Plan submissions, we heard that there was a need for more community centres across the city, with young people highlighting they would like to see more places, spaces, and events for young people.
As part of the Community Centres Action and Investment Plan, we’re undertaking a feasibility study to explore the need for and proposed function of a youth hub, or the potential to locate youth spaces alongside other facilities. We are also exploring how we can partner and work alongside existing youth providers to support increased connectivity across the city.
We’re engaging widely with young people and services that work with young people to understand how the cultural and social wellbeing needs and aspirations of young people could be supported through a dedicated youth hub or network of hubs.
Want to have your say?
If you’re aged between 10 – 24, take our survey and tell us what you’d want to see in your ideal youth space. If you’re outside this age bracket, please share the link with all the young people you know – the more responses we get, the clearer the vision for our city’s future youth spaces can be.
The survey takes around three minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous – you will not be identified by any information you provide. Your information will only be stored if you choose to opt into the prize draw, in which case, it will be deleted after the draw. If you opt in to be involved in future workshops, your details will be kept only for this purpose.
Take the survey
Work with young people and want to share your thoughts?
If you currently work with young people, provide youth programmes or services, or run a youth centre in the city and we haven’t spoken with you already, we’re keen to hear your thoughts. Please get in touch with our Rangatahi Advisor Charlie Eggleton so we can arrange a time to come and talk to you.
Who else are we talking to?
We are talking with the youth sector and other youth service and programme providers across Tauranga to understand what is currently provided and where there might be gaps in programmes and location. Alongside this, we are also looking at other models for youth hubs across New Zealand.