Tauranga City Council is responsible for keeping the natural areas and landscapes of our city well maintained and beautiful for our community. We’re changing the way we do this by creating dedicated teams to look after Tauranga’s many walkways and cycleways, picnic areas, parks, reserves, and gardens.
Growing with the times
For the last few years most of Tauranga’s outdoor spaces have been looked after by maintenance contractors. Now we are gradually bringing some outdoor maintenance work in-house to be managed by our City Operations team.
From mid-2023 the City Operations Team will be responsible for the outdoor maintenance and restoration of:
- Parks, reserves, public gardens, and dunes in Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa.
- Walkways, accessways, natural vegetation areas, and structures (like seating and boardwalks) upkeep throughout Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa.
The team will take care of mowing, weeding, maintenance of structures, pest spraying, gardening and more. Our purpose is to keep the parks, reserves, dunes, and walkways of Tauranga in great condition.
Bringing our green work in-house means we will have greater oversight of the service we are providing and creates efficiencies so we can be more agile and responsive to community feedback and requests. Our crews can act on issues and maintenance needs on the spot or report the problem so it can be attended to as soon as possible.
We will be reviewing which contracts we bring in-house on a case-by-case basis as existing contracts near their expiry date.
Help and support
Our City Operations team are part of the community, just like you, and are happy to say hello. If they can’t help you on the spot, they can connect you with the rest of the team who are here to assist.
If you see an area in need of maintenance, then please contact us and report it. You can call us on 07 577 7000, or email email@example.com. Our contact centre staff are available 24/7, even on public holidays.
Want to join the team?
If you are looking for a hands on role where you can work outdoors, then come join the team. We have a range of jobs available right now. Check out our job vacancies page for more information.
We offer great learning and career development opportunities on offer including training for a Level 2 Primary Industries Qualification.
The City Operations team sits within our Spaces and Places division and operates from depots in the CBD and soon to be Tauriko and Mount Maunganui.