Help decide the future of TECT Park

An aerial view of TECT Park. Photo: File/SunLive.

The well-loved, award winning TECT Park is now over 10 years old, and to celebrate, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council is looking to see what new activities and experiences could be added to the park.

“We’re seeking fresh ideas to help TECT Park enter an exciting new phase,” says a WBOPDC spokesperson.

The 1650-hectare site, jointly owned by Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council, is located about halfway between Tauranga and Rotorua.

It is the home of the Adrenalin Forest high-wire adventure course as well as many outdoor activities including tracks for walking, mountain biking, horse riding and a dog exercise area. Onsite club activities include shooting ranges, motorsport tracks, and model aircraft flying fields.

“More than 30,000 people visit the park each year, and we’re looking to see what new experiences we could add to help boost these numbers.

“Everyone who provides their ideas will go in the draw to win exciting prizes like a mountain bike voucher, Adrenalin Forest passes, and Stoney Creek vouchers – perfect to use at TECT Park. Watch our What's next for TECT Park video.”

Western Bay of Plenty District Council General Manager Infrastructure Group, Cedric Crow says the park continues to evolve with sustainability, education, and cultural significance, key to the park’s future, along with providing for the many clubs and user groups.

“This park is a great example of what is possible when we work in partnership with Tauranga City Council and our community.

“We’re excited to hear from our community on what else they would like established or to experience at the park, as this will help guide our thinking to shape the park’s future direction.”

Tauranga City Council Spaces and Places Manager Alison Law says TECT Park is entering an exciting new phase.

“TECT Park is a real local asset for those who love the outdoors, or those looking for a new hobby or challenge outside of their comfort zone.

“Since it opened, we’ve seen TECT Park grow with what it can offer, and this will continue in the coming years.”

To submit some suggestions, head to the webpage to fill in the survey at tectpark.co.nz.

“Everyone who completes the survey goes in the draw to win some great prizes.”

“Printed survey forms are available at Western Bay of Plenty District and Tauranga City Council library and service centres.”

Feedback closes 5pm, Sunday, September 17.

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2 comments

The perfect place for

Posted on 23-08-2023 17:08 | By Let's get real

Horse racing, golf and many other sports that need lots of space. The residential areas of a town or city should be for residential developments. Why does the community need hectares of grass that is unusable to most people. Build houses in town and sports venues on vacant land where noise isn't an issue.


Usually when you do a survey

Posted on 30-12-2023 17:16 | By Naysay

Council want to validate selling it on . Surveys are very scary for ratepayers . But you end of doing as you please in the end .


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