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Long-term Plan 2021-31 Amendment


Engagement closed on Tuesday 26 April 2022

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our plans to transform our city centre and other proposed changes to our 2021-31 Long-term Plan and draft 2022/23 Annual Plan. Your feedback has helped the Commission make some of the most exciting and significant decisions our city has seen including:

  • Bringing to life the full vision for the civic precinct – Te Manawataki O Te Papa – Overall, we heard you agree it’s time to get the heart of our city pumping
  • Pursuing an innovative funding approach to pay for infrastructure to support our growth – We heard you think we should consider becoming one of the first NZ councils to utilise the Government’s Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act (IFF) to address inadequate housing supply and traffic congestion 
  • Making rates fairer for everyone – we heard you agree it’s time to even out the playing field for our commercial and residential ratepayers
  • Investment in a range of community facilities and initiatives across the city – we listened to your ideas and we’re going to make them happen  

All decisions made this week will be formally adopted by the Commission next month.

Read the news stories here:

It's time

We want to know what you think about our plans to transform our city centre and look at new ways of funding infrastructure.

When we adopted the 2021-2031 Long-term Plan last year there was an expectation that some things in the plan would change before the next three-yearly review, and that we would be asking you for further feedback. That time has come.

Key documents

Summary document (6mb pdf)  Full consultation document (2.6mb pdf)

Listen to an online presentation from the commissioners

What we want your feedback on:

We’re proposing two amendments to our Long-term Plan and we want to know what you think.

Kia whakamanawa mai | It's time to revive our city's heart

It's time to revive our city's heart

Huarahi hou | A new way of paying for infrastructure to support our growth

Huarahi hou | A new way of paying for infrastructure to support our growth

Support growth

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  • Feedback opens

    25 March to 26 April
  • Community events

    Come to one of our events and have your say

    March to April 
    • Wednesday 30 March, 5pm to 7pm, Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Road, Matua 
    • Saturday 2 April, 2pm to 4pm, Hungahungatoroa Club, 16F Hungahungatoroa Road, Matapihi 
    • Monday 4 April, 11am to 1pm, Outside Greerton Library (forecourt area), corner of Chadwick and Greerton Roads  
    • Wednesday 6 April, 6pm to 8pm, Welcome Bay Community Hall, 244 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay 
    • Saturday 9 April, 1pm to 3pm, Crossing Mall (food court area at the bottom of the escalators), 2 Tauriko Drive, Tauriko 
    • Sunday 10 April, 8am to 12noon, Papamoa Lions Club Market, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa  
    • Tuesday 12 April, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Online event (via Microsoft Teams)
    • Wednesday 13 April, 6pm to 8pm, Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club, 561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa    
  • Hearings. This is your chance to talk about what you’ve told us

    9 May to 13 May
  • The commissioners will consider all the feedback

    24 May to 26 May
  • After considering all the feedback, the commissioners will adopt the draft annual plan and the amendment to the 2021-31 Long-term Plan

    27 June

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Tell us what you think:

Survey closed at 5pm Tuesday 26 April 2022. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

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Te Whakaata I Te Matapihi - A glimpse into the Tauranga Heritage Collection

Limited public tours of Tauranga's Heritage Collection have booked out. To learn more about the collection and view the items online, please visit the Hands on Tauranga website.

Word on the Street

We hit the streets to ask people about Tauranga’s city centre to share their views about the area – here’s a taste of what they said.


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