Memorial Park coastal pathway decision postponed

The Tauranga City Council is proposing a possible coastal pathway, similar to this Auckland pathway. Photo: Auckland Council.

Tauranga City Council is postponing a decision on whether to continue with the next steps of the Memorial Park to city centre coastal pathway.

The proposed pathway, connecting Memorial Park and the City Centre via The Strand, has been identified as a key connection in city centre strategies and walking and cycling plans.

Earlier this year, benefits of the pathway were said to include providing a safe and flat walking and cycling connection and providing the ability to access and celebrate the water’s edge.

The pathway was considered in 2007 as part of the Southern Pipeline project, however it was not progressed further. Read more here.

In yesterday’s meeting, councillors heard that the next steps would include gathering sufficient information for the development of a business case, says a TCC spokesperson.

“This includes working with landowners to identify specific property issues and mitigation options, technical assessments, concept design options and project costing information.”

A decision is expected to be made at the next council meeting on August 27.

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Posted on 18-07-2019 08:57 | By peecee09

Once again Councillors don’t have the guts to make a decision. Just like the Mount track. Give me my voting papers.


Posted on 18-07-2019 08:42 | By dumbkof2

stop wasting money on more consultations. just build the darn thing and be done with it. as for the rights. nobody owns the water.

More Wasted $'s

Posted on 17-07-2019 17:25 | By Maryfaith

... "providing the ability to access and celebrate the water’s edge." What a load of BS! Don’t we have enough ’waters edge’ to celebrate without spending millions on this small stretch of quiet and peaceful foreshore! The road is just metres away with a good footpath! Cross this off your ’Wish List’ TCC - we can’t afford it!!

here we go again

Posted on 17-07-2019 13:41 | By old trucker

TCC just leave it alone,its not needed as there is a road, Mr Mayor, just say NO NO,we have enough DEBT like xtra $320,000 to finish outside campus, my gosh,this is getting out of hand, all these nice things, i read that they will spend another$300 thousand looking at this again, i say SACK all these TCC members that want all these things the town is deserted now, i notice nobody riding in this heavy rain poor didums and we spend millions on cycle ways,thankyou Sunlive Being No1 helps in the News DEPT,. 10-4 out, phew.

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