Council seeking feedback for pathway
Tauranga City Council is seeking feedback from the community on a possible coastal pathway connecting Memorial Park and the City Centre via The Strand.
The proposed pathway has been identified as a key connection in city centre strategies and walking and cycling plans.
Benefits 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.
More recently, submissions to the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan encouraged Council to revisit this project, as well as submissions that were against the proposal being considered again.
A council spokesperson says they would like to understand the range of views the community has on the proposed pathway and to identify issues or opportunities that may need to be considered if it was to progress to the next stage of concept design.
Tauranga residents can provide feedback at the community open days listed below or visit the ‘Have Your Say’ section of the Tauranga City Council website which includes an online submission form.
Community Open Days
Saturday, 13 April
Memorial Park playground (if raining we will be at QEYC foyer, Memorial Park)
11am – 2pm
Tuesday, 30 April
Red Square, Spring Street
11am – 2pm
Thursday, 2 May
QEYC foyer, Memorial Park
4pm – 7pm
Saturday, 4 May
Tauranga Farmers Market, Arundel Street
7:45am – 12pm
Feedback closes 5pm on Friday, 10 May 2019.
The community feedback we receive will be provided to Council in July where a decision will be made on whether to do further investigation into the viability of the proposed pathway.
For more information and to provide your feedback, visit https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/coastalpathway