To ensure everyone has fair access to Tauranga’s recreational spaces, council wants to hear how people wish to use parks, reserves and stormwater reserves in the future. People have one more week to provide feedback at www.tauranga.govt.nz/councilland.
With a growing community and increased use and demand, it is time to review how council manages the use of places and spaces that meets the needs of the community. The aim is to ensure public land is available for everyone’s benefit, and that it is consistently managed. Council is seeking the community’s view to inform the review of eight policies that set out how public places and spaces are managed for community, private and commercial purposes.
The community’s feedback will help council to identify what can and can’t be done on public land that is available, and to ensure fair and consistent access for everyone, making it easier for community groups, commercial and private users to access council land for various purposes.
Following community feedback analysis, a draft policy will be prepared for adoption and formal consultation in early to mid-2021.
This is a staged process, with further policies dealing with the use of council land coming up for review. We will provide further information and ask the community for feedback on those in the next year.
Head to www.tauranga.govt.nz/councilland to find out how council land is currently being used and to have your say. People can answer as many questions as they like or pick the ones most relevant to them and/or the group they represent. The survey closes on Friday, 23 October.