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Your feedback is helping to shape some of the most exciting and significant developments Tauranga city has seen. We’re on a mission to deliver a city we can all be proud of.

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Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 2, 2023

We're on it! Projects in progress

Reclassification of part of Marine Park, Sulphur Point


We’ve reclassified a small part (approximately 6%) of Marine Park at Sulphur Point to allow for the development of a marine research and education facility.

Neighbourhood:
  • Ōtūmoetai / Matua

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 21, 2024

Links Avenue Safety Improvements


We are making Links Avenue a more welcoming and safer environment for the community.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 21, 2024

Maunganui Road safety improvements


We’re making Maunganui Road safer and more attractive.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 20, 2024

Te Ara o Wairakei pathways


Improved safety along the Te Ara o Wairakei pathways

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 20, 2024

Grey Street lane and car parks


Public car parks and a new laneway are coming to 79 Grey Street.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 18, 2024

Destination skatepark and citywide skatepark improvements


We have designed an exciting new destination skate in Mount Maunganui. We’re also upgrading other skate facilities across our city.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Jun 14, 2024

Kopurererua Valley Reserve Restoration


Kopurererua Valley Reserve (the valley) is one of Tauranga’s largest reserves and provides a variety of different recreational and ecological experiences on your doorstep.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 14, 2024

The Pāpāmoa East Interchange


Construction of a new interchange over the Tauranga Eastern Link will see Pāpāmoa East connected to the motorway and enable further development of the area.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 13, 2024

Improving links between Pāpāmoa and the Mount


We are planning some changes on Oceanbeach Road, Maranui Street, and Girven Road that will improve your commute and make it safer and easier to get around in this neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 13, 2024

Safer speeds


Setting speed limits is more than just a number on a sign – it’s all about people and how we keep them safe.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 12, 2024

Pāpāmoa reserves upgrades


We live in a wonderful part of New Zealand and in Pāpāmoa there are many great parks and reserves enjoyed by the community.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 12, 2024

Te Ranga Landscape Plan


A project to redevelop the land where the Battle of Te Ranga took place will bring new additions such as a tomokanga (gateway) entrance and walkways to the site.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 11, 2024

Private Plan Change 35 - Tauriko Business Estate (Stage 4)


The plan change looks at rezoning the land from Rural to Tauriko Industrial, plus related zones.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 11, 2024

New community: Tauriko West


Tauriko West, on the edge of Tauranga, is one of the large-scale urban developments proposed to support our region’s growth, delivering a new community with up to 4000 new homes from around 2027.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 11, 2024

Keenan Road Urban Growth Area


Keenan Road is an ideal location to provide more residential housing to cater for the growth we are experiencing in Tauranga.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 6, 2024

Beacon Wharf redevelopment


The newly upgraded Beacon Wharf is open for the community, restoring an important connection to Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Jun 6, 2024

More ways to move on Grenada Street


Plans for a separated cycle way on Grenada Street will not be proceeding at this time. This follows the withdrawal of funding for the nationwide Transport Choices programme and confirmation council is unable to take on the full construction costs itself.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 4, 2024

Plan Change 34 – Belk Road Rural Residential


The purpose of Plan Change 34 is to change the zone of a small area between the proposed Tauriko Business Estate extension and  SH29 and where the land use is predominantly lifestyle

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 4, 2024

Northern Waterfront Redevelopment


The northern area of our waterfront is turning into a welcoming reserve area for everyone to enjoy.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
May 29, 2024

Merivale Community Centre


We’re redeveloping the Merivale Community Centre to create a safe, welcoming and flexible space for the communities of Merivale.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 27, 2024

Gate Pā Community Centre


We’re building a community centre to create a safe, welcoming and flexible space for the communities of Gate Pā.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 27, 2024

Private Plan Change 39 - Upper Ohauiti Land Rezoning


To help meet the housing requirements of a growing city, a portion of land on Upper Ohauiti Road is proposed to be rezoned to a Medium Density Residential Zone.

Neighbourhood:
  • Welcome Bay / Ohauiti / Oropi

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 27, 2024

Waimapu Catchment Management Plan


Contributing to the long-term health and wellbeing of the catchment by identifying opportunities and investment priorities to deliver positive outcomes in freshwater management.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale
  • Welcome Bay / Ohauiti / Oropi

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
May 23, 2024

More ways to move Tauranga South, Gate Pā and Merivale


We want to make it safer and easier to get around in your communities.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 22, 2024

Connecting the people. Fifteenth Avenue to Welcome Bay Road


Tauranga is growing fast, so we need to start work now to transform the area into a place where more people can live, work, study and move around.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre
  • Maungatapu / Matapihi
  • Welcome Bay / Ohauiti / Oropi

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
May 22, 2024

City centre buses


We're making it safer and easier for people to move around our city no matter how they choose to travel – including by bus.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 14, 2024

Plan Change 38 - Business Land Framework


We're working to update the Tauranga City Plan to help better manage the city's industrial and commercial land.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 13, 2024

Gordon Spratt Reserve improvements


With the ever-expanding population in Pāpāmoa, we’re continuing to add and upgrade amenities and environments for everyone to enjoy.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
May 3, 2024

Future of Pōteriwhi


We’re looking at future options for a large council-owned site in Bethlehem known as Pōteriwhi (also known as Parau Farms).

Neighbourhood:
  • Bethlehem

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 1, 2024

Welcome Bay parks improvements


We live in a wonderful part of New Zealand and in Welcome Bay there are many great parks and reserves enjoyed by the community.

Neighbourhood:
  • Welcome Bay / Ohauiti / Oropi

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 30, 2024

Plan change 33 - housing supply


The Government is making some changes to housing rules that will change what you can do on your property. Your neighbourhood may change too, over time.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Apr 24, 2024

City centre movement pilot


Wider footpaths, greener spaces and one-way streets are among improvements being piloted to make the city centre nicer and help people move around more easily.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 24, 2024

Pāpāmoa Shared Pathway


We’re creating a new shared pathway along the Pāpāmoa Coastal Reserve to make walking and cycling safer, to create a reserve space for people to enjoy, and to protect the Pāpāmoa dunes (Te Ākau ki Pāpāmoa).

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 23, 2024

Red Square upgrade


Greener spaces and a striking new artwork are about to upgrade Red Square into a great place for people of all ages.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 23, 2024

Wairākei landscape plan


We are implementing a landscape plan for the 15km long Te Ara o Wairākei Stream reserve corridor, stretching from Pacific View Road to the Te Tumu boundary.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 12, 2024

Arataki bus hub upgrade


We are upgrading the Arataki bus hub and improving accessibility and safety in the area.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Apr 5, 2024

New Opal Drive Pump Station


We’re upgrading the capacity of Pāpāmoa East’s wastewater system and building new pipelines and pump stations for future growth.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 4, 2024

Local Alcohol Policy changes


Council has approved a new Local Alcohol Policy (LA) that will come into effect on 8 July 2024.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Apr 2, 2024

Rowesdale Drive, Ohauiti


The outcome of Council’s investigation to facilitate access for potential urban development of land in the Ohauiti area.

Neighbourhood:
  • Welcome Bay / Ohauiti / Oropi

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 1, 2024

Local Water Done Well


The Coalition Government is introducing Local Water Done Well, a policy which will see water services remain under local governments’ control.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Exploring
Last updated:
Mar 26, 2024

Building our future. Cameron Road Stage 2


We are working on a plan to make the area between 17th Avenue and Cheyne Road, Pyes Pā safer, more attractive, and provide more ways for people to move.

Neighbourhood:
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Mar 19, 2024

Improving safety outside Te Kura o Manunui School


The work to make it safer for school children and pedestrians to get to and from school on Millers Road is now complete.

Neighbourhood:
  • Brookfield / Bellevue / Judea

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Mar 15, 2024

Civic Precinct – the heartbeat of Te Papa


Exciting plans are underway to redevelop the civic precinct in the heart of our city.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Mar 15, 2024

Tauranga Museum


The Tauranga Museum will be a key component of Te Manawataki o Te Papa, the transformed city centre in the heart of Tauranga.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Mar 7, 2024

Waterfront playground


A new playground is being designed for the waterfront along The Strand in the city centre.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Feb 29, 2024

Building our future. Cameron Road - Te Papa


We are transforming Cameron Road to make it safer, provide more ways to travel and more attractive.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Feb 15, 2024

Long-term Plan 2024-34


Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback on our draft Long-term Plan 2024-34. 
 

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Feb 7, 2024

What would you add to TECT Park?


TECT Park is home to a variety of activities that need a lot of space, make a lot of noise or are just a little too wild for the suburbs.​ What else could ​TECT Park host for the community alongside our current groups?

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jan 18, 2024

Memorial Park and Community Recreation Hub


We’re starting to think about how we use and make the most of Memorial Park in the future, alongside the planned upgrade of the aquatic and recreation hub facilities situated at the park.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jan 9, 2024

Tunks Reserve and Elizabeth Street East upgrade


he upgrade of the lookout from Tunks Reserve is now complete, making this an even better place to enjoy the views out over Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Dec 21, 2023

Dive Crescent Car Park Upgrade


We have upgraded the Dive Crescent car park as part of our plans to revitalise the city centre and transform the waterfront in this area.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Dec 21, 2023

New community: Te Tumu


We are working with landowners to create a new coastal community in Papamoa East, to help support our city’s future growth.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pāpāmoa / Pāpāmoa East

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Dec 21, 2023

Wairoa cycleway


Constructing the last 800m of the Ōmokoroa to Tauranga cycleway.

Neighbourhood:
  • Bethlehem

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Dec 19, 2023

2024/25 Development Contributions Policy


Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback on the draft Development Contributions Policy 2024/25.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Dec 15, 2023

Accessible Streets for Ōtūmoetai Peninsula


We want to make it safer and easier for people in Matua, Bureta, Cherrywood, Ōtūmoetai, Brookfield, Bellevue, and Judea to cycle, catch a bus, or walk to key places, within the Ōtūmoetai Peninsula, as well as travel into the city centre.

Neighbourhood:
  • Ōtūmoetai / Matua

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Dec 12, 2023

Civic Precinct IFF levy consultation


How should we pay for the community-funded portion of the future civic precinct - Te Manawataki o Te Papa?  

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Nov 13, 2023

Elizabeth Street upgrade


We’re upgrading Elizabeth Street to create an attractive and safe, people-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Oct 4, 2023

Council’s future office block at 90 Devonport Road


A sustainable development set to house all Council administration staff under one roof.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Oct 3, 2023

Library and Community Hub


As part of our exciting plans to get the heart of our city pumping, we’re building a new library and community hub in the city centre on Willow Street.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Sep 29, 2023

Masonic Park Upgrade


Work is underway to revitalise our city centre so it becomes a place where people from near and far want to visit, learn, live, work and play.  

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Sep 22, 2023

Recreation at The Lakes


There are more than 30 reserves and open spaces located throughout The Lakes, and through a recent community survey you told us how often you used them and any improvements you would like to see made.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Sep 20, 2023

The Greerton Maarawaewae study


Securing a future for the racecourse and golf club reserve land in Greerton.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre
  • Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Sep 13, 2023

Key reserves master planning


We’re looking across our three key sport and recreation facilities, Baypark, Blake Park and Tauranga Domain and planning for the future.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Sep 4, 2023

Tauranga Domain


As one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities, we need to ensure there are plenty of sport, recreation and cultural facilities for the benefit of community wellbeing.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Exploring
Last updated:
Sep 4, 2023

Links Avenue Reserve improvements


We’re proposing some enhancements to Links Avenue Reserve to support the growth of football across Tauranga, now and into the future.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Sep 4, 2023

Proposed Baypark optimisation


The spaces available at the Mercury Baypark site in Te Maunga, Mount Maunganui, have the potential to be optimised and repurposed to cater to the city's growing population and increasing need for space to play sports and hold recreational activities and events.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Exploring
Last updated:
Sep 4, 2023

Blake Park improvements


As a growing city, we’re dedicated to improving the capacity and quality of the city-wide network for sports and recreation to benefit community wellbeing. At Blake Park, our goal is to create a field sports hub for community and high-performance sports.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Exploring
Last updated:
Sep 4, 2023

Accessible hotspots


We’re currently looking at how we can best create a network of highly accessible and inclusive public spaces.

Neighbourhood:
  • Citywide

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Aug 14, 2023

Sales proceeds from elder housing portfolio


Housing supply is a priority to council, and we want to help our communities get access to affordable housing for years to come.

Neighbourhood:
  • Mount Maunganui / Arataki

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Aug 10, 2023

Memorial Park to city centre recreation connection


The proposed coastal pathway will connect Memorial Park and the city centre, and strengthen the connection of the community with Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jul 21, 2023

Sulphur Point and Marine Park Master Plan


Sulphur Point and Marine Park are strategically important for many people in our city and this is one of the only places for deep water access.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 26, 2023

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