Mount Maunganui is steeped in history and has been cherished for generations, from the original inhabitants of the area to people from all around the globe. The mauri of this whenua and the reverence and stature in which it is held will continue to be respected. From this basis we can shape the future to accommodate the needs and aspirations of our community now, and for future generations.
There’s no doubt the Mount Maunganui area is getting busier and we’re getting busier too, improving roads and making them safer, building better infrastructure for cycling, public transport, and pedestrians, and upgrading parks, facilities, and public spaces for everyone’s enjoyment now and in the future.
We will work alongside our partners including tangata whenua, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana, Sport Bay of Plenty, Priority One and Tourism Bay of Plenty; and together with our community to seek input on a range of projects. We have heard a lot of feedback about the Mount area but continuing to capture a wider range of views will help us build on what we already understand and give us a clearer picture of the community’s wants and needs.
This year we are setting out to create a 30-year plan and overall vision for where the Mount to Arataki area is heading. Later this year the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan.
We are also getting ready to have a conversation with the community about some other important issues, including how we manage parking for the area and planning for natural hazards, flood prevention and impacts of climate change.
It’s all about balance. There will be changes but we will respect where we’ve come from and what people love about the Mount while focusing on the practical needs of our community, supporting business and industry, and enhancing our natural environment.
Ongoing and future projects in Mount Maunganui
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Roading, road safety, active travel, public transport, and parking
In Mount Maunganui we simply don’t have the space to expand roads to cater for growth and single occupancy vehicle use. Instead, we need to work with our partners to move people and goods more efficiently and reliably along the transport routes we do have. This means providing travel alternatives to cars, such as public transport, cycling, walking and other modes of travel.
There is some catching up to do but there are a lot of projects already underway to provide essential infrastructure. We know this causes disruptions, but we need to take action to do what’s necessary now, while continuing to plan for the future.