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Long-term Plan 2021-31

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Every three years we create a long-term plan for investing in our city over the coming decade. We want to hear your views on our proposals and how you think we should pay for them. 

Key documents

Summary document (1.3mb pdf)  Full consultation document (4.6mb pdf)

Bucky, Arataki

Tauranga needs more community facilities like swimming pools, sports halls and active reserves – spaces and places that meet the needs of our community.


Vikram, Matua

We need more land for homes and businesses, so my children and their children can afford to live in Tauranga.



Colleen, Maungatapu

I want to move around the city more easily – with different transport options.


Jordan, The Lakes

I want a great city centre – a place of belonging.



Porina, Welcome Bay

I want to live in a city where we have safe, clean water so our moana can continue to be enjoyed by everyone.


Enabling delivery

There’s no point making great plans for a better Tauranga if we don’t have the people to make it happen .



Thanks for having your say

Submissions closed on 07 June 2021

View submissions received

View hearings schedule (59kb pdf)

Key dates

  • Late April
    Commissioners adopt LTP consultation document
  • 7 May - 7 June
    Submissions are due by 4pm on 7 June
  • May - June
    Community events
  • Week starting 14 June
  • 24 June and 25 June
    LTP deliberations
  • 5 July - 21 July
    Audit of LTP by Audit NZ
  • 26 July
    LTP adopted
  • 26 August
    Correspondence sent to all submitters by this date

Community events

Major community drop-in sessions

  • Matua Hall, 15 May, 9am-midday
  • Mount Sports Club, 20 May, 4pm-7pm
  • Greerton Library, 31 May, 4pm-7pm
  • Papamoa Surf Club, 1 June, 4pm-7pm

Pop-up events

These are combined LTP/kerbside waste service events

  • CANCELLED Little Big Market, 29 May
  • Fergusson Park, 22 May, 8am-midday
  • Little Big Market, 29 May, 9am-2pm
  • Tauranga Farmers Market, 5 June, 7.30am-1pm

Consultation topics

Rates and funding

How should we pay for investing in a great city?

We are proposing:

  • rates rises
  • increasing the commercial differential from 1.2 to 1.6
  • new targeted rates for stormwater, transport, community facilities and resilience

Find out more

Other consultation topics

We also want to hear your views on:

  • Elder housing: The proposed sale of Pitau Road village and Hinau Street village
  • Providing funding for community-led initiatives
  • The future of our civic administration building (council building)
  • Our infrastructure strategy

Find out more

Other policies being consulted on

Development contributions

Have your say on development contributions

Community funding policy

Have your say on the community funding policy

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