Tauranga is no longer a small coastal town. The number of people living in Tauranga has doubled in the last 30 years. We are still growing with another 45,000+ people expected over the next 30 years. Council and its partners want to support the creation of great places to live, work, play and learn.
It’s no secret Tauranga is growing fast, and this growth is going to continue. We want to work with you, the community, and our partners to develop a blueprint for change. This blueprint will inform changes to the City Plan, encourage public investment in amenities, infrastructure and initiatives through the Long-term Plan and encourage private investment and development in the area.
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You can come along, learn more about the project and talk to us at these community events/public information sessions:
- Saturday 24 August - Daniels in the Park, Memorial Park, 53 Eleventh Ave. Starts at 1pm (1.5 hour session)
- Monday 26 August - The Kollective, 17th Avenue. Starts at 6pm (1.5 hour session)
- Tuesday 27 August - Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Road. Starts at 5pm (1.5 hour session)
- Wednesday 28 August - The Kollective, 17th Avenue. Starts at 6pm (1.5 hour session)
- Thursday 29 August - Tauranga Club, Level 5, Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Road. Starts at 7am (1.5 hour session)
- Thursday 29 August - Saint Peters in the City, 130 Spring Street. Starts at 1.30pm (1.5 hour session)
- Sunday 15 September - Anzac Park, Gate Pa, come along any time between 10am - 2pm. Fork in the Road - there will be food, music and activities.
A NZSL sign language interpreter will be at these events to interpret for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
What is the Te Papa peninsula?
The Te Papa peninsula runs from Barkes Corner, through the City Centre to the harbourside bridge.
The Te Papa peninsula area was selected as it is centrally located and already has good infrastructure for schools, parks, water, and transport to support growth and is low risk from natural hazards. Enabling more people to live in Te Papa makes good use of these existing investments.
Within Te Papa peninsula there are:
We want to work with you, the community and our partners, on what future growth looks like within the Te Papa peninsula.
Together we will develop a plan (known as a spatial framework) for change.
What does this mean? Well, this plan will:
- Plan for the public amenities, infrastructure and community initiatives through the Long-term Plan that will support healthy growth
- Foster private investment and development in the area
- Inform policy changes to the City Plan that will start in 2020
Last Reviewed: 15/08/2019