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A strategy is a long term plan for success, they help us outline where we want to be and how we are going to get there.

Strategies also help identify what the plans are for the future of our city and the region and community engagement is a vital part of our strategy development. Find out more about the strategies that are currently in force.

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Tauranga City Council strategic landscape (110b pdf)

Draft Parking Strategy

We’ll soon be asking for your feedback on the strategy – what you like, what you don’t and if you think there are any gaps. A short survey will open from Wednesday, 18 August.

Draft Parking Strategy


Strategic focus

Tauranga is facing exponential growth. With the changing environment, and the pressures the city is facing we need to ensure that we are investing in the right things at the right time.

Together with our community, stakeholders and tangata whenua we are working towards a new strategic framework and a city vision to set the direction for the future of our city and our communities. As part of this work, we are looking at the dependencies and tensions between strategies, the ways in which we can measure success and the ways council, our strategic partners and our communities can work together to deliver them. 

This work includes consideration of our current strategies. Some will remain unchanged, while some may be incorporated in the new strategies, and others may be superseded altogether. They will support decision-making by better understanding city dynamics, improving the quality of our information, and collaborating with partners and the community.

If you want to be involved or find out more about the strategic framework, get in touch by emailing info@tauranga.govt.nz or calling 07 577 7000.

Tauranga City Council strategies

Age-Friendly Strategy - September 2013 - 2023 (3.9mb pdf)
Aquatic Network Strategy 2012 - 2022 (540kb pdf)
City Centre Strategy 2012 (8mb pdf)
Disability Strategy (94kb pdf)
Infrastructure Strategy (680kb pdf)
Open Space Strategy 2006 (6mb pdf)
Our Community Places Strategy (1.1mb pdf)
Sport and Active Living Strategy 2012 (673kb pdf)
The Historic Village Strategic Plan 2020 (661kb pdf)
Transportation Strategies
Vegetation and Tree Management (5.1mb pdf)
Urban Design Strategy 2006 (5mb pdf)

Tauranga City Council Development Guide

Joint strategies

Arts and Culture Strategy (5mb pdf)
Smart Economy Strategy (826kb pdf)
SmartGrowth 2013 Strategy 
SmartTourism (257kb pdf) 
Wairoa River Valley Strategy (6.5mb pdf) 
Western BOP International Strategy 2019-2022 (3mb pdf)
Kaituna River Document - Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority and Kaituna Action Plan 2019-2029
Bay of Plenty Spaces and Places Strategy
Western Bay of Plenty homelessness strategy (110kb pdf)

Draft strategies

These are strategies drafted but not formally adopted by Council.

Other work in the strategic space

Sustainability framework

The strategic refresh will include consideration of a draft environment strategy and development of a broader sustainability framework for council and for the city.

Find out more about the work that took place in 2017 around an environment strategy.

Community Facilities Investment Plan

Council adopted a new Community Facilities Investment Plan, informing decisions on community facility investment in the 2021-2031 Long-term Plan (LTP) and 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. It seeks to ensure we have the right facility, in the right place, at the right time, taking into consideration wider priorities for growth and investment across the city, and financial constraints.  

The plan covers council’s core ‘multi-use’ facilities and identifies investment needs in the following community facilities:

  • libraries
  • community centres and community halls 
  • indoor sports centres
  • aquatic centres
  • active reserves or sportsfields.

The plan has been developed collaboratively by Tauranga City Council and Bay Venues Ltd.

Community Facilities Investment Plan (1.9mb pdf)

Transport Plan

Transport Plan

Corporate strategies

RightOn Customer Experience Strategy (1.6mb pdf)
Sustainable Steps - caring for our future (1.23mb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 16/08/2021

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