Commissioners have approved a draft consultation document for Tauranga City Council’s long-term plan, which is considered one of the most important plans in the city’s history.
The document will be edited before being checked by Audit New Zealand, then returned to Council for final approval in early May.
The council will use the document to consult with the people of Tauranga from May 7 to June 7.
The Long-term Plan 2021-31 will focus on six investment priorities:
- Homes – provide more space for homes and businesses to ease Tauranga’s housing shortage and enable the creation of more than 9000 jobs between the city centre and Tauriko.
- Transport – help people move around the city more easily and improve connections for local businesses.
- Community facilities – replace old facilities and build new ones to serve the city’s growing population. Examples include parks, pools, reserves, community centres and a library.
- City centre – revitalise the region’s heart, spurring the local economy and encouraging private investment.
- Resilience – strengthening the city’s ability to cope with natural hazards such as tsunamis, floods, landslides, erosion and sea level rise.
- Delivery – improving the council’s resources to provide quality services and ensure the 10-year investment programme can be achieved.
More information is available on the council’s website.