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Greerton racecourse

Hei aha te rangahau ki Greerton Mārawaewae?

What is the Greerton Maarawaewae study for?

Tauranga City Council is looking at the future use of the Crown-owned Tauranga Racecourse Reserve in Greerton.

The purpose of the Greerton Maarawaewae study is to identify opportunities that will support wellbeing and liveability as the city continues to grow.

This is being done in partnership with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities as we explore how best to create quality urban development within our growing city for people and whānau to live, work and play.

The total area of reserve land is 85ha which is about the size of 100 rugby fields.

Over the next 30 years, 15,000 more people will be living on the Te Papa peninsula.

That means we need to start work now to transform the peninsula into a place where more people can live, work, play and move around by walking, cycling or catching a bus.

The future starts now – but it’s going to take time!

Tauranga is looking ahead to the next 30 years to transform the city with:

Tauranga City Council is looking at the future use of the Crown-owned Tauranga Racecourse Reserve in Greerton. This is being done in partnership with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities as we explore how best to create quality urban development within our growing city for people and whānau to live, work and play. The total area of reserve land is 85ha which is about the size of 100 rugby fields. The purpose of the Greerton Maarawaewae study is to identify opportunities that will support wellbeing and liveability as the city continues to grow. Over the next 30 years, 15,000 more people will be living on the Te Papa peninsula. That means we need to start work now to transform the peninsula into a place where more people can live, work, play and move around by walking, cycling or catching a bus. The future starts now – but it’s going to take time! Tauranga is looking ahead to the next 30 years to transform the city with:

  • more connected neighbourhoods with great public amenity
  • greater housing choices and more homes within our existing footprint
  • people-friendly streets and more opportunities for walking and cycling and public transport
  • a thriving economy
  • opportunities to celebrate our unique culture and history
  • a more sustainable and greener urban footprint
  • connection to a vibrant city centre.

Greerton 1943

Greerton in 1943

Greerton 2020

Greerton in 2020

Greerton picnic tables

Greerton reserve land picnic tables

Greerton Golf course

Greerton golf course

You are being invited to tell us what the best use of this reserve land might be – considering there are going to be many more people living and working around here.

City wide map

Maarawaeware - City wide aerial map (64kb pdf) Maarawaeware - Te Papa Peninsula map (450kb pdf )  Maarawaeware - Greerton map (402kb pdf)

The options include keeping the reserve land use as it currently is – or making some changes that improve access for a wider range of uses and users.

No decisions have been made and all options are on the table.

Key information

Project type
Arts and culture
Environment
Major projects
Planning, design and renewal
Community
Parks and recreation

Status
Planning

Neighbourhood
City centre
Gate Pā / Greerton / Avenues / Merivale

Other ways to get involved

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

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