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LTP 2023-24

Mahere Raeroa 2024-34

Long-term Plan 2024-34

Investing in our future, making things fairer, doing the mahi.  

Our plan hasn’t changed much since we last talked with you. You’ve told us what’s important and we’re listening. We’re committed to finishing what we’ve started; to doing the mahi and delivering on the priority projects that will address the city’s key issues and prevent Tauranga slipping further behind.

We know it’s a hard time to talk about investing in our city. That’s why we’re working hard to keep our costs and rates increases as low as possible by delaying or deferring some projects.

We’re also doing our best to make sure everyone is paying a fair share to help reduce the burden on general ratepayers.

It’s a balancing act between the investment our city needs today and in the future, and what we can afford in the face of increasing delivery costs. We think we have that balance right, now we want to know what you think.

Tell us what you think about:

  • Our infrastructure. Should industrial ratepayers pay more?
  • Key infrastructure for growth. Who should pay the shortfall?
  • Reducing traffic congestion - should we switch lanes and try a different solution?
  • Development in the city centre. Will incentives help us grow our city?   
  • Sports fields and boat ramps. Should users pay to play?
  • A community stadium. This decade, the next, or never?
  • Sell our city centre car parking buildings, or park the idea?

Consultation is open from 15 November and closes 5pm, 15 December 2023.

Make a submission now

Sports fields and boat ramps

Key infrastructure for growth

Sell our car parking buildings

It’s early days but..

We want to talk with you about some other ideas that won’t be included in this LTP, but depending on your feedback, may be explored further and proposed in the future.

Key information

Project type
Community, long-term planning 



Key dates

  • Open for feedback

    15 November 2023
  • Community events

    Come to one of our events and share your feedback
  • Feedback closes

    15 December 2023
  • Hearings: This is your chance to talk about your submission:

    12-14 February 2024
  • The commissioners will consider all feedback

    4-5 March 2024
  • After considering all of the feedback, and making any changes to the draft plan, the commissioners will adopt the 2024-34 Long-term Plan

    22 April 2024

How will this affect my rates?

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Who's listening

Corporate Planning Team
Tauranga City Council

Phone: 07 577 7000

Community events

Shopping Centres, markets, and drop-in sessions (drop in anytime for a quick chat)

  • Saturday 18 November, 9.30am to 5pm, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Arataki
  • Monday 20 November, 11am to 1pm, Mount Hub, 9 Prince Avenue, Mount Maunganui
  • Saturday 25 November, 9am to 2pm, Mount – Little Big Market, Coronation Park
  • Saturday 2 December, 9am to 2pm, Pāpāmoa – Little Big Market, Pāpāmoa Pony Club
  • Sunday 3 December, 10am to 1pm, Bethlehem Town Centre
  • Monday 4 December, 6pm to 7.30pm, 306 Cameron Road
  • Saturday 9 December, 10am to 2pm, The Crossing, Tauriko
  • Wednesday 13 December, 7.30am to 9am, 306 Cameron Road

Evening meeting (join us for a presentation style look at our 10-year plan and learn more about SmartTrip - an idea for helping to solve traffic congestion)

  • Wednesday 22 November, 5.30pm to 7pm, Western Bay of Plenty District Council Chambers, Barkes Corner

Other ways to get involved

Tauranga is your city. We’re working to make it even better.

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