Council has today agreed to taking a city-wide view of how to create a successful city centre.
To help guide this process a Heart of the City Technical Advisory Group with an independent Chair will be created. The Technical Advisory Group will provide guidance to the Council on different approaches for the project including the delivery of the programme of work.
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), will have five to seven members with a range of expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, sustainability (buildings), arts and culture, place-making, governance and the Tauranga community. The members will be appointed by a panel that will include one elected member, one independent expert and a TCC staff member.
Tauranga City Council Mayor, Greg Brownless, said the objective of the TAG is to provide advice on a range of options.
“It is essential that before the final approach to this programme of work is approved, all options are fully explored. This decision has been made as Tauranga City Council wants the best possible outcome for our community."
"Establishing the Technical Advisory Group is the next step on our journey to creating a vibrant city centre, said Mayor Brownless.