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More ways to move Tauranga South, Gate Pa, Greerton and Merivale

Ngā ara whānui ki Tauranga South, Gate Pā, Greerton me Merivale

More ways to move in Tauranga South, Gate Pā, Greerton & Merivale

We’re proposing some safety improvements in Tauranga South, Gate Pā, Greerton and Merivale to make using active modes to and from school and around the neighbourhood easier and safer.

Based on earlier feedback from the community, we’re planning to upgrade some existing footpaths, make pedestrian crossings safer, provide separate cycleways as well as shared paths and improve lighting around crossings and pathways.    

Our aim is to make it safer to get around in your community - it’s also better for our environment if we have more ways for people to move (walking and cycling) around our city. 

Project overview

The suburbs of Tauranga South, Gate Pā, Greerton and Merivale are set for substantial change in the next 10 years, with more people living, learning, and working there.  

In 2022, we talked with local hapū, schools and community groups about how to make walking and cycling to and from school and around the neighbourhood easier and safer. 

As a result, we found out that improving footpaths and pedestrian crossings, building cycleways designed for all ages and abilities, and creating better access to bus stops would benefit the whole community. 

We have developed plans incorporating this feedback to make it safer and easier to get around the area and into the city. As well as making it safer to get around, it’s better for our environment if we have more ways for people to move around our city. 

The improvements are planned in areas that are important and well-used routes for schoolchildren, commuters, and the community to get to and from school, local parks, shops, or other places they want to go.   

Overview map of Transport Choices

Key information

Project type


Tauranga South
Gate Pā

Key dates

  • Discussion with hapū, community groups and schools

    March 2022
  • Draft design plan development

    June 2023
  • Further engagement with hapū, key stakeholders and community groups

    June - July 2023
  • Survey open for community feedback

    June - July 2023
  • Consideration of community feedback

    August 2023
  • Design plans finalised

    August/September 2023
  • Reassessment of funding

    September/October 2023
  • Construction and completion (for specific elements of the project only)


Who's listening

The Community Relations Team
Tauranga City Council

Phone: 07 577 7000

We’re partnering with

Waka Kotahi

Other ways to get involved

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

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