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Sustainability is about meeting the needs of people living today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

It’s about protecting and enhancing our environmental, economic, social and cultural wellbeing. 

Sustainability stocktake

To understand how sustainability is addressed by Council across the city, we commissioned a sustainability ‘stocktake’. This is a snapshot of the city’s current state and a starting point to determine the future sustainability outcomes we want for Tauranga. 

Executive summary (1.5mb pdf) Detailed assessment and stocktake findings - pages 1-108 (12.5mb pdf)
Detailed assessment and stocktake findings - pages 109-121 (12.5mb pdf) Appendices (1.4mb pdf)

Performance snapshot

Performance snapshot

Performance snapshot (822kb pdf)

Next steps

We are going to use the results of the sustainability stocktake as a starting point to develop a sustainability framework and action plan for the city. This will ensure that we prioritise our efforts to achieve improved sustainability across the city.

Once we have completed a draft, we will ask key stakeholders for feedback. If you would like to be involved please email sustainability@tauranga.govt.nz

Other actions

Tauranga City Council has made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on its consultation document - Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions climate-resilient future – which will inform New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan, setting the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. A copy of our submission is available below.

Response to Emissions Reduction Plan Consultation (514kb pdf)

For more information on the consultation visit the Ministry for the Environment website.

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