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Neighbourhood plans

Neighbourhood or Community plans are developed for a specific area of the city to enable the local community to put in place clear aspirations for their area.

Some of these plans have been facilitated and developed by council with the local community and others by the local community themselves. Neighbourhood Plans currently in place are:

Greerton Neighbourhood Plan

"Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"

A series of workshops and other public feedback opportunities have clearly identified that Greerton residents love living in their suburb. Reasons include the friendliness of the environment and people – “we still talk to each other on the street” – with the strong links formed through schools and other community amenities. The development of Greerton is unique, setting it apart from any other area in Tauranga.

Plans for the future development of the area are sure to add to its ongoing appeal.

Interactive contents page (select each section separately) View the full Greerton neighbourhood plan (8mb pdf)

Welcome Bay Community Plan

Welcome Bay Community Plan (3mb pdf)

Neighbourhood Plans that have been superceded by other documents and/or processes are below:

Merivale Neighbourhood Plan

"Moving Merivale Ahead"

This Neighbourhood Plan is about supporting the community’s values in the face of change and the challenges of the area’s generally lower socio-economic profile. It is also about protecting and enhancing the physical amenity of the area, making it a more attractive, safe and desirable place of the future – as one participant said “doing things that people will thank us for in 20 years time”, essentially the Merivale Neighbourhood Plan is about “Moving Merivale Ahead”.

Merivale Neighbourhood Plan (1.7mb pdf)


In August 2011 Council resolved that the Merivale Neighbourhood Plan (2003) be superseded with the Merivale Community Centre's Positive and Proud document and that Council will continue to maintain a close working relationship with the Merivale Community Centre to assist in the implementation of this document and other matters where Council could play a role. This recognises that a large number of actions from the Plan have been completed and that further work has been undertaken by the Merivale Community Centre that is more relevant to this community moving forward.  If you would like to know more about the Positive and Proud document please contact the Merivale Community Centre on 578 6450.

Mount Maunganui North Neighbourhood Plan

"At The Foot of Mauao"

The Mount Maunganui North Neighbourhood Plan was the first neighbourhood plan undertaken in the Tauranga City area and was completed in 2002.

Mount Maunganui North Neighbourhood Plan (616kb pdf)

In August 2011 Council resolved to discontinue the Mount Neighbourhood Plan as the Plan is ten years old and many of the issues have been addressed or are being considered through other plans and processes.

If you have any queries regarding the neighbourhood plans, please contact Council.

Guidelines for the Neighbourhood planning process are also available.

Neighbourhood planning process (4mb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 20/06/2018


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