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Te Papa peninsula - ideas

To achieve the outcomes and implement the associated actions that are essential to support our growing city, we have identified ideas that will help us along this journey.

Ideas are potential projects, processes and other initiatives and are made up of:

  • Te Papa-wide ideas that contribute to liveable and healthy neighbourhoods
  • Te Papa-wide ideas that help shape the way we move around and contribute to connected neighbourhoods
  • Neighbourhood ideas for Greerton, Merivale, Gate Pa, and the city centre

Council is already working on improving areas in Te Papa and have for example started to advance our public transport, walking and cycleways. However, the ideas outlined here, and those that you add, will assist in decision-making on what we do and when we do it over the next 30 years. Remember, change will not happen overnight, change happens gradually over time. Allowing us to plan for and support it as it occurs will ensure we achieve desired outcomes and associated benefits for our communities.

Between 7 April and 19 May we asked for the community and stakeholders for their feedback the proposed ideas, potential projects and initiatives to support growth in the Te Papa peninsula. We collated and analysed the feedback received to inform the prioritisation of ideas for the final Te Papa Spatial Plan.

Find out more about the feedback

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Concept Drawing: A neighbourhood changing over time (4.4mb pdf)

Te Papa ideas

We want to support our community to achieve the best possible outcomes and opportunities as a result of growth. There are fundamental actions that need to take place to create unique, liveable, connected and healthy neighbourhoods. The proposed ideas further expand on these and enable us to start prioritising what we do and when. As we work through the process of developing the Te Papa Plan, we will provide further information on potential cost, timing, responsibility, process and locational considerations.

Ideas for healthy and liveable neighbourhoods in Te Papa

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

Improve our environment

Improve our environment

Work with environmental organisations to develop a programme to reintroduce plant species to Te Papa. Integrate air and water quality outcomes to contribute towards environmental improvements throughout Te Papa.

History and culture

History and culture

Work with mana whenua and the community to celebrate Te Papa’s unique sense of identity at key locations, to contribute to community pride and understanding of our history and culture.

Community services

Community service hubs

Work with community service providers to support development of co-located service hubs that deliver safe and accessible, essential services where it is most needed.

Manage our water

Manage our water

Apply water-sensitive design principles to promote a reduction of water usage, manage stormwater run-off, remove contaminants and provide amenity. This uses natural processes of soils and plants as well as pipes and hard structures.  

 

Safe public spaces

Safe public spaces

Place higher focus on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design within public places, including parks and reserves, to create safer and more accessible spaces that the community is proud of.

 

Green corridors

Green corridors

Work with local communities to identify and create green corridors that provide safe walking and cycling connections, connecting local parks, schools, the town centre and other key destinations. 

Walking and cycling network

Walking and cycling network

Identify opportunities to create additional connections along Kopurererua Valley and Waikareao Estuary, and into urban areas to provide a connected and accessible network of walking and cycling opportunities.

Access to Water

Access to water

Identify opportunities to improve access to and along the water through walkways, pocket parks and facilities that promote recreation and water access, to reconnect the community with the harbour and estuary.  

Ideas for connected neighbourhoods in Te Papa

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

Public transport

Public transport

Work with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, businesses and residents to implement public transport priority measures along Cameron Road, to provide for safe, easy and convenient use of public transport.

Public transport hub

Public transport interchange

Investigate the opportunity for an integrated transport interchange that includes ferry and regional rail services, to provide a safe and efficient transport hub that encourages multiple modes of transport. 

Cycleway improvements

Cycleway improvements

Building upon existing and proposed cycleway improvements, place ongoing priority on developing more cycle-friendly city routes that encourage cycling by all ages and abilities, including more off-road cycle choices.

Local transport hubs

Local transport hubs

Identify potential locations for transport hubs to support areas where higher densities are proposed, and to provide safe, easy and convenient use of public transport.  

Accessible walking

Accessible walking

Investigate opportunities to improve our ability to walk around Te Papa and identify solutions so that it is accessible for all members of our community.  

Street improvements

Street improvements

Work with the community to investigate pedestrian and amenity improvements to local streets, to provide a safer and more attractive street environment.

Public transport

Electric buses

Investigate the possibility of rolling out electric buses on the peninsula to reduce carbon emissions and road noise, particularly on residential streets.

Ideas for the Greerton neighbourhood

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

Green corridors

Green corridors

Work with the community to identify and create green corridors that provide safe walking and cycling connections, connecting local parks, schools, the town centre and other key destinations.  

Pedestrian improvements

Pedestrian improvements

Work with the community and local businesses to investigate pedestrian and amenity improvements to Chadwick Road, to provide a safer and more attractive street environment.

Community centre

Community centre

Work with the community to investigate development of a new community centre, integrated with outdoor space and other activities to support community wellbeing.

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

Investigate the provision of additional play, sport and recreation opportunities through development of existing or new local parks in the Greerton area.

Land use

Land use

Engage with key stakeholders, including mana whenua and current users, to investigate the possible long term use (in 20+ years) of the racecourse land for residential living and open space.

Ideas for the Gate Pa/Pukehinahina neighbourhood

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

Hospital campus

Extend hospital campus

Work with the District Health Board to develop and support their plans for the hospital, including the potential to extend the campus and integrate with other health care related activities to provide a comprehensive accessible health and wellbeing precinct for the city.

History and culture

Arts and cultural centre

Work with mana whenua and the community to investigate development of an arts and cultural centre at Pukehinahina to acknowledge, reflect and learn about the significance of this area.

Meet community needs

Meet community needs

Continue to work with the Gate Pa community and agencies including Accessible Properties and Kāinga Ora to provide housing, public spaces, facilities and services that best meets the needs of this community.

Improve parks and reserves

Improve parks and reserves

Continue to work with the community to improve public spaces with an initial focus on Scout Reserve and Anzac Park, and connections to these parks, taking into consideration the collaborative work being undertaken on housing opportunities. 

Ideas for the Merivale neighbourhood

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

Meet community needs

Meet community needs

Continue to work with the Merivale community and agencies including Accessible Properties and Kāinga Ora to provide housing, public spaces, facilities and services that best meets the needs of this community.

Accessible walking and cycling

Accessible walking and cycling

Investigate the potential to extend the Waimapu walkway (opposite Fraser Cove) along the harbour edge to Hairini and Greerton to improve the accessibility of this walking and cycling network to more areas within Te Papa and connect the community to the harbour

Access to Water

Access to water

Work with local businesses and the community to identify improvements to the reserve opposite Fraser Cove Shopping Centre to provide for recreation, access to the water and address flooding issues.

Green corridors

Green corridors

Work with the community to identify and create green corridors that provide safe walking and cycling connections, connecting local parks, schools, the town centre and other key destinations.  

Improve parks and reserves

Improve local parks

Work with the community to identify opportunities to improve local parks and reserves, to create accessible spaces that the community want to use and feel safe using.

Ideas for Tauranga’s city centre

We’ve developed a range of ideas that support us in creating liveable and healthy neighbourhoods in Te Papa. We’re now working on a plan that determines which ideas should be implemented now, in the near future or in the longer term.

City centre vision

City centre vision

Work with the community, stakeholders and other agencies to develop a refreshed and updated vision and plan for the city centre that responds to current challenges.

Commuity facilities

Community facilities

Continue to investigate provision of regional and citywide community facilities (such as civic and sports facilities) within the city centre, that attract people to live, work and play in the city centre

Improve public spaces

Improve public spaces

Continue to implement improvements to public places (as outlined in the City Centre Spatial Framework) that provide for a greater focus on pedestrian movement and safety, amenity and recreational opportunities in the city centre.   

Access to Water

Access to water

Continue to enhance the waterfront including high-quality open spaces and opportunities for activities and events, to connect the city centre to the harbour. 

Public transport

Public transport

Subject to the outcomes of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative, provide opportunity for interconnection between public transport services including bus, ferry and, in the longer term, rail.

University campus

University campus

Support the University and Toi Ohomai to expand the campus and support student accommodation.  

 

 

 

 
 

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