A total of 24 submissions on the proposal were received during the consultation period from 21 November to 2 December 2022. Three submissions did not directly comment on the CCO proposal – two submissions used the channel to comment more generally about city improvement opportunities, while one submission contained no text. Of the remaining 21 submissions, 10 supported the proposal and 11 did not support the proposal.
Below is the report from the Council meeting where the consultation results were discussed.
CCO to deliver civic precinct redevelopment Council report (109kb pdf)
Rationale for the new CCO
The redevelopment of our civic precinct in Tauranga’s city centre is a once-in-a-generation project that will see our city’s heart transformed into a vibrant community space over the coming years, breathing new life into what will become a key cultural, heritage and economic driver for the region.
This project involves a significant investment, so it’s important that we take the right steps to improve cost efficiencies and ensure there is a structure in place that gives everyone confidence that the project will be delivered effectively – be it our funders, partners or the wider community.
The new CCO governance structure was proposed to enable Council to draw upon a wide range of industry and commercial expertise that would enhance the delivery of Te Manawataki o Te Papa, for the benefit of everyone involved.
How did we get to this proposal?
Due to the significance of the project, a review was commissioned in early 2022 into potential options for the delivery of the civic precinct redevelopment programme.
The review assessed various options and resulted in a recommendation that a CCO be established to govern and lead the projects.
After considering potential governance approaches, the review report indicated that a governance CCO model offered advantages which would help ensure the best possible project outcomes were achieved.
The full reports undertaken by independent consultant Max Pederson can be found below.
The outcome of the reports, proposal and consultation, was to establish the Te Manawataki o Te Papa Limited CCO.
Pedersen report - August 2022 (397kb pdf) Pedersen report - November 2022 (405kb pdf)