The strategic framework
Our Direction - Tauranga 2050 outlines Tauranga City Council's strategic direction which is our response to the vision for Tauranga and sets out our pathway to delivery.
See more information on the Vision below.
What is the strategic framework?
The framework enables our strategies and plans to be grouped around the community outcomes – creating a clear line of sight between what we do and what we’re aiming to achieve for our city and communities, now and in the future. It also provides clarity about the way we will work to achieve those outcomes.
The framework consists of eight strands that all weave together, they are inter-related and none can stand alone.
There are strands for each of our five community outcomes:
- an inclusive city – Tauranga Mataraunui
- a city that values and protects the environment – Tauranga Taurikura
- a well-planned city – Tauranga – Tātai Whenua
- a city that is easy to move around – Tauranga Ara Rau
- a city that supports business and education – Tauranga a te kura
And three strands highlighting the consistent approaches to the way we will apply: Te Ao Māori, sustainability, and working beyond Tauranga.
Council’s community outcomes were adopted in March 2021 as part of the 2021-2031 Long-term Plan development. New initiatives identified through our strategies and action and investment plans will begin to be implemented through the 2023/24 Annual Plan.
Who is the strategic framework for?
The framework should enable Council’s partners, stakeholders, customers and community to see and understand the direction of travel and how we are intending to get there.
The framework will also provide a much deeper internal layer of knowledge that lines up what staff do and deliver, as well as providing the connections about how this work contributes to achievement of the vision for Tauranga.
The vision for Tauranga clearly identifies three key pillars that our communities want our future city to become. A city where we prioritise nature, lift each other up and fuel possibility.
Our Council response to the three key pillars can be found in our strategic direction – the five adopted community outcomes and the three approaches. As part of Council’s response, we have identified six priority areas where we seek to make significant change.
The six strategic priorities are:
- Environmental leadership
- Land review of the port and industrial land
- Addressing housing needs, including affordability
- City centre refresh
- Moving around our city easily
- A delivery focused organisation.
The success of the City Vision
The strategic framework outlines how Tauranga City Council will respond to the City Vision.
The success of the Vision will rely on take-up by others within the community to embed the vision in everything that they do as well.
What does the strategic framework look like?