We are working on a plan to transform Cameron Road to make it safer and more attractive, as well as provide more ways to travel between 17th Avenue and Cheyne Road.
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What area are we looking at?
Our study area is the corridor including Cameron Road from Seventeenth Avenue, through Greerton Village to the intersection of Pyes Pa Road and Cheyne Road, as shown in the map below.
What’s happening now - Business Case
We are now starting work on a Business Case which will consider options for improving this corridor, taking account of the local environment and community needs, local centres, cultural sites and the corridor’s function of connecting the suburbs along its route with one another and the Te Papa peninsula and city centre.
Following the consideration of options we will identify a preferred development option for the corridor that delivers a solution that reduces the need for people to use single occupancy vehicles and makes it more attractive to travel by bus, walking and cycling. Key drivers for the decision-making process will be improving accessibility and safety and supporting communities along the corridor. The focus will be developing public transport, cycling, and walking options, and making improvements to community spaces along Cameron Road between Tauranga Hospital and Pyes Pa to move people safely and support urban developments.
An important part of our work will be to review and understand the outcomes of previous engagement which highlighted what communities wanted for this corridor. This will include previous consultation and the independent review on the Greerton Village roading upgrades, and engagement on the Fifteenth Avenue upgrades.
Our work will involve many conversations with mana whenua, stakeholders, local communities and our regional and central government partners so that we understand the issues, opportunities and important values that are held. This will help us properly evaluate development options and select a preferred option that has wide support.
The Business Case will need to follow Waka Kotahi guidelines and is a requirement for central Government funding to enable us to move to design of the preferred option and then construction of the physical works.
What will happen after the Business Case is prepared?
Assuming the Business Case funding is approved, detailed design (which will include further engagement with mana whenua, partners, stakeholders and the community) will commence. Once the design has been finalised, resource consents will be applied for and physical works will begin.
- Work commences to prepare Business Case – Early 2022
- Engagement with partners, mana whenua, stakeholders and the local community – April to November 2022
- Development and assessment of options – April to November 2022
- Finalise Business Case – end 2022
- Next Stages (assuming Business Case funding is approved, detailed design with further engagement leading to resource consents and physical works) – 2023 to 2024
Ahi Kaa – Part 1 (Inamata, Onamata and Anamata) (24mb pdf)
Ahi Kaa – Part 2 (Te Ahi) (16mb pdf)
Waka Kotahi business case requirements
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