In 2019 we asked the communities of Te Papa Peninsula, including Gate Pā, what they valued about their neighbourhoods, what they would like to change and what they would like to see in the future to help inform the Te Papa Spatial Plan:
In particular, the people of Gate Pā told us they wanted a community centre.
Te Papa Peninsula survey results (54kb pdf)
In 2020 the Whakahou Taketake Vital Update - Tauranga survey asked the people of Gate Pā and Merivale about their neighbourhood aspirations.
11 per cent of respondents said they wanted more community facilities/recreational opportunities for families/community events.
Gate Pa, Merivale digital dashboard
To help us decide what the future of community centres could look like, in 2021 we undertook a series of surveys to find out more about what’s currently working well, what could work better or what’s missing to meet the needs of our growing city.
Half of respondents wanted to see more community centres in Tauranga
63% of respondents who are part of ethnic communities wanted to see more community centres in Tauranga, including 28% who live in Gate Pā.
64% of respondents who identify as Pacific Peoples wanted to see more community centres in Tauranga, including 56% who live in Gate Pā.
Community centre engagement (736kb pdf)
Community Centres AIP