Tauranga City Council Commissioners will hear submissions on the city’s draft 2021-31 long-term plan at a series of hearings next week.
Commission chair Anne Tolley says the 1,787 submissions received on the draft plan is “absolutely outstanding” and shows that Tauranga people care deeply about their city.
“This is our most important long-term plan ever, because it sets out a proposed budget and work plan to tackle the major challenges we face as a result of historic under-investment in the community facilities and infrastructure the city needs right now, as well as the investment required to manage our future growth.” she says. “It’s great to see so many people and organisations getting involved and we’re looking forward to hearing their views and thinking through any changes that might need to be made to the draft plan.”
Approximately 15% of submitters have asked to present their submissions in person at the hearings, which will begin on Monday and run through the remainder of the week. The Commission will then deliberate on all of the submissions received on 24 and 25 June (and potentially 29 June, if required), with a view to making final decisions on the city’s long-term plan next month.
Submission hearing details are as follows:
- Monday, 14 June, 9am-6pm, Te Whetu o te Rangi Marae, (5/612 Welcome Bay Road)
- Tuesday, 15 June, 9.30am-9.30pm, Council Chamber, Willow Street
- Wednesday, 16 June, 9.30am-9.30pm, Club Mount Maunganui, Cruise Deck function room, 45 Kawaka Street
- Thursday, 17 June, 9am-12 noon, Council Chamber, Willow Street
- Friday, 18 June, 9am-6pm, Council Chamber, Willow Street.
Hearings held in the Council Chamber will be livestreamed via the Council’s website. The hearings at Te Whetu o te Rangi Marae and Club Mount Maunganui will be livestreamed, if possible, but otherwise will be videoed and posted on the website later next week.