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Plan Change 26 – Housing Choice

To allow Tauranga to grow up as well as out, our city plan rules need to enable more housing choice. Right now, the rules in place for residential land make it hard for people to build more compact types of homes like duplexes and apartments – anything other than our standard standalone houses. This means…

Ara Rau Tangata

Ara Rau Tangata is a ‘WBOP Māori Growth and Planning Forum newly established in 2019’. We are a group of concerned Iwi, hapū and whānau members with various experience in local / regional planning matters, Māori practitioners and existing tangata whenua representation on various Council forums. Te Ara Rau Tangata will host a one day…

Māori Wards

Māori wards may be established for cities and districts and Māori constituencies may be established for regions. Similar to the Māori Parliamentary seats, these Māori wards and constituencies establish areas where only those on the Māori Parliamentary electoral roll vote for the representatives. They sit alongside the general wards and constituencies which also cover the…

Community Development Match Fund

The Community Development Match Fund is about helping groups deliver new initiatives that foster strong, innovative and vibrant communities, by contributing 50% of the project costs up to $10,000. The Community Development Match Fund aims to: empower communities to improve and strengthen their neighbourhoods connect communities by encouraging them to work, play and talk together…

Naming Policy

This policy applies to the naming of streets, reserves, community facilities and other public places in Tauranga.  The naming of streets, reserves, community facilities and other public places should recognise and maintain local identity.  Encouraging the use of Māori names contributes to the visibility of Tauranga’s Māori identity and heritage.  Council will work alongside the…

Plan Change 30 – Earthworks

Following some recent development there are concerns that the earthworks rules within the city plan are not working well. Council is reviewing the earthworks rules to understand whether some rules need to be changed and made clearer. Through discussions with the development community and the Rangapū, three issues have been identified that can occur during…

Plan Change 27 – Flooding from Intense Rainfall

For the purposes of proposed Plan Change 27, an intense rainfall event is a 1-in-100-years rainfall event, taking into account 1.25m sea level rise and future climate change to 2130. Over the next 100 years it is predicted Tauranga, along with the rest of NZ, will experience the effects of climate change, including more intense…

Tauranga Moana Design Principles

A set of seven outcome-oriented design principles emerged from the foundation work of Te Aranga and other projects, including Kaitiakitanga o ngā ngahere pōhatu: Kaitiakitanga of urban settlements (2011), a report commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Innovation that builds on a growing body of research and represents the most comprehensive research completed to…