Major commercial building growth in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council's building services team has seen a significant uptick in commercial building consent applications, with several major commercial projects recently issued, in processing, or coming in for processing over the next eight months.  In... Read More

Southern Pipeline harbour crossing work resumes

Work was today resuming on the Southern Pipeline. Yesterday, while drilling close to Memorial Park, the drill hit softer material than was first anticipated and some of the drilling mud seeped to the surface. Clean up started immediately... Read More

Council supports development in the city centre

Tauranga City Council is getting behind a major development in the city centre at 2 Devonport Road by relocating one of our temporary administration offices. The Devonport road building (previously the Westpac Building) is currently occupied by staff... Read More

Love Mauao? Have your say – korero mai

Tauranga City Council is calling for submissions on how it manages one of the city's most treasured places, Mauao.  Last year, the joint administration board Nga Poutiriao o Mauao - comprised of representatives from the reserve's owners,... Read More

Mud in harbour

At 9am this morning Tauranga City Council stopped work on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing because mud used for drilling seeped through loose ground and reached the low tide harbour surface on the Memorial Park side. Cleanup is currently underway... Read More

Southern Pipeline drilling begins

Construction progress on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing has passed some important milestones as drilling under the harbour gets underway between Matapihi and Memorial Park. Tauranga City Council Project Manager Steve Wiggill says the wastewater... Read More

Inaugural State of the City report

Tauranga City Council has an aspiration of becoming an internationally competitive city, to provide a higher standard of living for all, says Chief Executive, Garry Poole. Tauranga is well positioned to be internationally competitive as the fifth largest... Read More

Marine facility seeks new home

University of Waikato and Tauranga City Council are working collaboratively to determine the feasibility and implications of the use of two shortlisted Council-owned sites, northern Marine Park and Northern Sulphur Point, as a potential location for... Read More

Work begins on Mauao base track

Work to build temporary access around a major slip on the Mauao base track began today.  The work will once again complete the base track loop by enabling people to walk around the slip site, on the Pilot Bay side of the mountain. The wooden steps... Read More



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