We all enjoy them in our day to day lives – Tauranga’s parks, reserves and stormwater reserves. To ensure everyone has fair access to these recreational spaces, our key principle is that public space should be used primarily for community use and not for exclusive use by private or commercial users.
With a growing community and increased use and demand, it is about time to review how we’re managing the use of places and spaces. Ultimately, we want to ensure public land is used for everyone’s benefit, and that it is consistently managed. We also want to ensure that everyone, including community groups, commercial and private users, understands what can and can’t be done on council land.
To inform our review, we asked the community and stakeholders for their feedback on how they want to use parks, reserves and stormwater reserves in the future between 21 September and 23 October 2020. The feedback received will help us shape the fair access to our places and spaces in the future.