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Civic administration building

Council is working with a development partner to deliver a new civic administration building on 91 Willow Street.

New Civic Administration Building

We’re investing $23.2m in capital costs plus an ongoing lease cost of $2.5m per annum (in today’s dollars), and $4.3m to deliver a public plaza space. The new building will be where council services are operated from; where you can visit our customer service centre, or attend Council meetings.

Council resolved in September 2016, as part of a Long Term Plan amendment, to demolish the Administration building as soon as practically possible, following the discovery of toxic mould in the building in November 2014. Independent investigations revealed significant weather tightness, seismic and building services issues in the building.

Our Place

Tauranga’s old administration building has now been demolished, and in this space there is soon to be a temporary activation set up and managed by Little Big Events. Little Big Events have an excellent reputation for delivering quality events that bring communities together. A calendar of events, entertainment and activities will bring a vibrancy to the space and attract people into the city centre. The temporary activation will be in place until development plans are finalised, and construction begins. 

Visit Our Place

Watch this space

Check back to this page to see our daily webcam shots, below is an image of what the site is looking like today:  

Activity Based Working

The new civic administration building scale is based on supporting an Activity Based Working (ABW) model. ABW is a work-based strategy that provides staff with the flexibility to work in a variety of settings to suit the needs of different tasks. One of the principles of the ABW approach is that work points are shared and therefore there is no allocated seating, noting there can be exceptions to meet certain business needs.

Last Reviewed: 12/07/2018


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