Information events for Te Papa peninsula project

Council at one of the nice schools they have visited so far. Image: Tauranga City Council.

Tauranga City Council are holding information evenings so the community can learn more about the Te Papa Peninsula project and have their say.

Seven events will be held throughout the rest of August and into September where information will be shared and they will be listening to what people value most about living, working, playing and learning within the Te Papa peninsula.

A NZSL sign language interpreter will be at The Kollective and Saint Peters in the City events to interpret for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“Earlier this month we spent time at schools within the Te Papa peninsula, working with children to learn more about what they value in their neighbourhood and what they would like to see in the future,” says a council spokesperson.

“This is to ensure children, their families and carers are provided with an opportunity to have a say in how the future is planned for.

“At all of the nine schools we have visited so far, the children and teachers have been so pleased to be involved in such an important project and to have their voice heard.”

With the information that is gathered at this stage will help the council to understand what the community values and needs in the community to make them great places to live, work and play as growth occurs.

“We will use the information from the community events together with information gathered from key stakeholders, to prepare a plan over the next 12 months. This plan is known as a spatial framework and will be shared back with the community in the next stage of engagement in early 2020.

“This plan will focus on things like the transport, infrastructure and community facility projects required to support growth and changes as well as land use including how we provide for housing within this area. Findings will also inform specific changes to the City Plan that will run alongside the development of the spatial framework.”

The events will give you a chance to talk to council directly:

Saturday 24 August
Daniels in the Park, Memorial Park, 53 Eleventh Ave. Starts at 1pm (1.5 hour session)

Monday 26 August
The Kollective, 17th Avenue. Starts at 6pm (1.5 hour session)

Tuesday 27 August
Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Road. Starts at 5pm (1.5 hour session)

Wednesday 28 August
The Kollective, 17th Avenue. Starts at 6pm (1.5 hour session)

Thursday 29 August
Tauranga Club, Level 5, Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Road. Starts at 7am (1.5 hour session)

Thursday 29 August
Saint Peters in the City, 130 Spring Street. Starts at 1.30pm (1.5 hour session)

Sunday 15 September – open day
Anzac Park, Gate Pa, come along any time between 10am – 2pm.
There will be food, music and activities.

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