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Te Papa peninsula

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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We will be at these local community events, so please come along, learn more about the project and talk to us:

  • Saturday 28 September - New to the Bay Expo, Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Road, come along any time between 10am - 3pm. Free event supporting settlement and participation in the local community. More information.

Did you miss an information session?

Don’t worry, we have captured it on video. The below video features a New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter and is accessible if you’re deaf or hard-or-hearing. 

What is the Te Papa peninsula?

The Te Papa peninsula runs from Barkes Corner, through the City Centre to the harbourside bridge.

Te Papa Map

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:

Te Papa graphic

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: 19/09/2019

Want to discuss further?

If you have any questions about the Te Papa peninsula and would like regular updates on this project, please contact TePapa.Project@tauranga.govt.nz.



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