Letter to Tauranga City Council re Consultation Process

14 April 2022 CEO and CommissionersTauranga City Council Re 2022 LONG TERM PLAN AMENDMENT CONSULTATION Dear Marty and Commissioners, As you know, Sustainable Bay of Plenty has been engaging in the consultation process for the LTPA, which has included attending public meetings and seeking further information from Council. From what we have been told in… Continue reading Letter to Tauranga City Council re Consultation Process

Tauranga’s Civic Redevelopment – Expensive Concrete Jungle or Affordable Green Paradise?

by Jo Wills and Glen Crowther Tauranga City Council is calling for feedback  on the city centre redevelopment, a chance (as Commissioner Tolley put it) for the community to decide ‘’…do they want to be part of creating a vibrant exciting centre city…or do we just want an ordinary civic centre and rebuild the library… Continue reading Tauranga’s Civic Redevelopment – Expensive Concrete Jungle or Affordable Green Paradise?

Are Councils Listening to Our Communities?

In this article, we explain why Sustainable BOP Trust is asking Tauranga City Council and BOP Regional Council to: Work with the Mount-Arataki-Papamoa communities to develop sustainable solutions for Links Ave and Farm St. Support the community’s ongoing call for bus stops on Maunganui Rd-SH2 by Bayfair, and push to develop bus lanes that connect… Continue reading Are Councils Listening to Our Communities?

A Sustainability Perspective on the TCC Election

Given the lack of any public forum or feedback process, we followed the lead of local business networks, property developers and others, and shared our views with the Minister of Local Government. 28 February 2022 Hon. Nanaia MahutaMinister of Local Government Parliament, Wellington RE: TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL ELECTION Dear Minister Mahuta. We understand that you… Continue reading A Sustainability Perspective on the TCC Election

Petition to Fix the Cameron Rd Project

www.change.org/p/tauranga-city-council-review-the-cameron-road-project 15 organisations recently signed a letter to the Minister of Transport asking for the project to be fixed. See that letter here. We are calling for an independent review to determine a better design that:– is safer– promotes better traffic flow for all users (without as many lights)– delivers faster, more reliable public transport… Continue reading Petition to Fix the Cameron Rd Project

Tauranga’s Lack of Carbon Emissions Targets

We’ll come back to this important topic in more detail at a later date, but this recent article (yes, paywalled) makes it clear we all need to get on the same page around the issue of CO2 targets and Tauranga City Council’s plans. Here is the key section of this Bay Times article: Robson said… Continue reading Tauranga’s Lack of Carbon Emissions Targets

Tauranga City Council needs a sustainable plan

Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) usually attracts submissions from a few policy geeks and annoyed ratepayers. This year’s LTP is different, coming at a crucial time in the city’s democratic history, with commissioners in charge and looking to deliver on central government’s ‘growth agenda’. Sadly, they are peddling the same unsustainable ‘SmartGrowth’ plan,… Continue reading Tauranga City Council needs a sustainable plan

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