Tauranga’s city centre is the cultural and economic hub of the region. A growing number of people will be living in and around our city centre so we want to create a destination that our community has told us they want – one that’s vibrant, well-planned and safe, a city centre that is accessible and diverse, enhances our natural environment, and has more activities for everyone to enjoy. Together with our city partners, we’re on our way to making this a reality, with significant investment and projects already committed over the next 10 years.
Bringing the vision to life
Work is underway to bring this vision to life, with our waterfront set to be transformed into a place that celebrates our culture and heritage, connects people to the moana, and provides activities for people of all ages, stages and abilities to enjoy.
Our new civic precinct – Te Manawataki o Te Papa – will also breathe life into our city with new spaces for our community, including a community hub and library, civic whare (public meeting house), museum, and exhibition gallery.
Other key projects in the pipeline across the public and private sector include the growing University of Waikato city campus, the proposed new District Court and more than $1.5b of investment in the city centre as identified in Priority One’s CBD Blueprint.