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Central city bus interchange

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To create an accessible city centre we need to prioritise frequent, reliable public transport services through the area, supported by high-quality stops close to main destinations.

A prioritised bus route through the Tauranga city centre has already been confirmed (see map below), also known as the ‘bus spine’.

City centre – public transport, driving and parking map (433kb pdf)

Following on from the shift to the temporary bus interchange on Durham Street (between Spring and Wharf Streets) which opened in June 2022, we’re now investigating a permanent solution to meet Tauranga’s public transport facility needs for now and into the future.

This process includes talking to our communities and businesses to consider:

  • the types of facilities required and how they will meet the future growth of public transport in the city
  • whether a single interchange facility or multiple, small interchanges (super stops) is preferred, and if so, where
  • the best facilities to support bus users’ needs.

We will do this through stakeholder workshops, surveys, and direct engagement with stakeholders. For more information email citycentrept@tauranga.govt.nz, phone 07 577 7000.

Temporary interchange – Durham and Wharf Streets

The central city bus interchange is part of a larger programme of work that we have been talking with the community about, including the Urban Form & Transport Initiative, the Transport System Plan, and the more recent Central City Action and Investment Plan. We are now at the exciting stage of determining the final requirements for public transport in the city centre, along with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waka Kotahi.

Read more about the City Centre Action and Investment Plan that all of this work stems from below.

City Centre Action and Investment Plan (11mb pdf)

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  • Development work starts on permanent interchange facilities

    October 2022
  • Conversation with key stakeholders regarding interchange facilities starts

    November 2022
  • Technical work progresses

    November 2022 – February 2023
  • Consultation with our communities regarding interchange facilities

    February 2023
  • Recommendations to investment partners

    February – March 2023
  • Recommendation endorsed, new facilities open

    December 2023

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