Tauranga City Council is keen to learn how people access Te Awanui, Tauranga Harbour, so it can develop a Marine Facilities Strategy that serves the future needs of the community.
The council is inviting people to complete a survey on its marine facilities around the city such as boat ramps, jetties, wharves and pontoons.
Tauranga City Council General Manager of Corporate Services Paul Davidson says the goal is to better understand how people use these facilities and their expectations for how they are provided and managed.
“Understanding how people interact with the harbour will help us develop a strategy that best takes into account everyone’s needs,” says Paul.
“We’ve already started discussions with the commercial marine sector, tangata whenua and other key stakeholders to understand their views. We invite everyone in our community who enjoy water sports to share their thoughts as well.
“From those keen on boating and recreational fishing, to people who take part in waka ama and wakeboarding – we invite everyone to have their say.”
The council will gather all feedback with a view to completing the strategy in 2022.
The council’s website provides more information on marine facilities, including more specialised facilities such as the Sulphur Point boat park and the Vessel Works marine precinct.
People can learn more about the Marine Facilities Strategy and fill out the survey on our website.
The survey runs until Friday, 23 July 2021 - have your say.
Image: Map of Tauranga City Council's marine facilities.