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Strategic focus

Council’s aspiration is for Tauranga to become an internationally competitive city that delivers a higher standard of living for all.

Tauranga is facing exponential change. With the changing external environment, and the pressures the city is facing, we need to ensure that we are investing in the right things. This requires strong strategic direction and clear aspirations for the city.

Our Story’ outlines Council’s key aspirations and focus areas, along with strategic priorities for each focus area. These aspirations require that Council put a greater focus on economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing, transport and urban form. This document will continue to evolve over time, as the city itself changes and our priorities shift.

Council’s committee structure supports achieving these aspirations, with each committee tasked with progressing a specific strategic focus area: city transformation, transport, environment, community and culture, economic development and investment, and finally audit, finance, risk and monitoring. 

Committee information on purpose and remit

We are developing a number of high level strategies that will support and build on Our Story. These strategies will be aspirational, focussed on outcomes rather than issues, and will help us shape our city now and into the future. These strategies will support decision making by better understanding city dynamics, improving the quality of our information, and collaborating with partners. This will help us achieve our aspiration of being an internationally competitive city that delivers a higher standard of living for all.

As the strategies are developed, we are looking at the dependencies and tensions between them, the ways in which we can measure success and the ways Council, our strategic partners and our communities can work together to deliver them. This work includes consideration of our current strategies, which tackle more focussed issues and topics. Some will remain unchanged, while some may be incorporated in the new strategies, and others may be superseded altogether. 

Current strategies

Once finalised, this will provide a complete strategic framework to build a great future for our city and our communities.


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