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Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework

The Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework document is a commitment to the community about the look and feel of the city centre streetscape, open spaces and waterfront.

The result will help create better streets, spaces and access to the water, and better pedestrian and cycle connections that will make a real difference to the city centre.

The Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework will seek to:

  • put people first – create places that put the needs and interests of people first
  • create a city heart – design an exciting, attractive and memorable city centre
  • connect to water - ensure access to water and celebrate our waterfront
  • create a distinctive identity –celebrate our unique culture, heritage and natural environment
  • be sustainable – support a vibrant, compact city centre that attracts inner city living, walking and cycling and use of public transport.
  • encourage living – new residents are attracted to the city as a place to live
  • be internationally competitive – help business to thrive, increasing our competitiveness, resulting in a higher standard of living for all.

Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework part 1 (14mb pdf) 
Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework part 2 (13mb pdf)
Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework part 3 (5.9mb pdf)

Tauranga city centre spatial framework stakeholder workshop presentation – August 2017 (4.1mb pdf)

The key moves

The Tauranga City Centre Spatial Framework has eight key transformational moves. Each of them allow for flexibility, as and when investment occurs. Find out more about each of the moves and the outcomes sought: 

  1. The Green Necklace – a 7km walking and cycling circuit
  2. Heart of the City – a dynamic, vibrant and fun city centre
  3. Access to the Water – reconnects the city centre to the waterfront 
  4. A Connected City – city centre connected to its waterfront, landscape context and region
  5. Avenues to Headland – reinforces historical connections and green spaces and the Avenues
  6. Harbour to Harbour – city’s east-west streets support access to water
  7. Fine Grain Spaces – urban network of lanes, pocket parks and plazas 
  8. City Centre for Living – enhances character and amenity and supports growing residential population in city centre

What these streets could look like

Last Reviewed: 17/04/2018

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