Tauranga City Council today voted in favour of transferring ownership of 11 Mission Street to the Otamataha Trust, subject to a lease to the Elms Foundation.
The property at 11 Mission Street is located within the original Otamataha Pā site. The title to the land will be gifted to the Otamataha Trust and a lease granted to the Elms Foundation allowing them to develop the area.
The Elms site holds cultural and historical significance to the people of Tauranga. Today’s decision acknowledges the shared history of the land while making sure it can be enjoyed by future generations.
Tauranga City Council looks forward to working with both the Otamataha Trust and Elms Foundation.