Together we are working on a blueprint for growth within the area from Greerton to the city centre, called the Te Papa peninsula.
This blueprint will provide a 30-year plan for greater housing choice, safe and efficient transport options, local amenities and infrastructure needed to support healthy and connected communities now and in the future. This is the first in a series of spatial planning initiatives to support us in managing growth in established areas of our city.
In parallel, to allow Tauranga to grow up as well as out, our city plan rules need to enable more housing choice. So we are working on proposed changes to the city plan to make it easier for people to build – if they want to – duplexes and terraced housing in suburban areas across the city, and apartments in more central areas like Te Papa.
We’ve engaged with the community over the last year to understand what is important to you. We are also working with partners including New Zealand Transport Agency, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and mana whenua to progress the plan, and we are liaising closely with central government agencies and key stakeholders such as Kāinga Ora and Accessible Properties Limited. Combined with ongoing community engagement, this will assist to establish a way forward that can be implemented over time with both local and national support.
Full details of the project, including proposed outcomes and ideas (potential projects and initiatives) are provided through the project webpages, or in the Te Papa Outcomes and Ideas discussion document.
Outcome and Ideas discussion document (2mb pdf)
Between 7 April and 19 May we asked the community and stakeholders for their feedback on 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. The type of feedback we received shows that we are on the right track with the direction the Te Papa Plan is taking. Community feedback shows overall support for the ideas, projects and initiatives that support unique, liveable, connected and healthy neighbourhoods, and the need to take a coordinated, comprehensive and integrated approach in working towards these. Find out more in our summary of engagement.
Summary of engagement - April/May 2020 (2.3mb pdf)