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Council seeking feedback for pathway

The Tauranga City Council are seeking feedback on a possible coastal pathway, similar to this Auckland pathway. Photo: Auckland Council.

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

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Murray

Posted on 04-04-2019 12:06 | By

“Duplicating work already done” is their area of expertise. Waste of money. Another area of expertise.

somewhat inaccurate

Posted on 03-04-2019 22:35 | By Murray.Guy

In 2007 this obscene walkway was fully designed & costed engineered and the estimate was in the region of 16 million dollars. It went through a resource consent process and was approved. Following the 2007 local body election it was determined the business case did not stack up and it was abandoned as was the museum on a pier. It beggars belief that today’s City councillors and mayor have not been provided all of the information relevant to the resource consent as they now seek to duplicate work already done.

Laughable

Posted on 03-04-2019 10:45 | By Nick220

We all know what happens to feedback! It just gets ignored. Lets face it, the council has probably already awarded the contract to build it to a mates business

No way No No No

Posted on 03-04-2019 10:42 | By Kaimai

Until TCC fixes the Greerton fiasco I’m going to object to everything they suggest.

Feedback?

Posted on 03-04-2019 08:41 | By The Sage

Why would anyone take the trouble to give the Council feedback when they do what they want anyway. Don’t forget the Phoenix carpark feedback which they took no notice of.