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City Centre projects

We have a number of exciting projects and plans happening right across our city centre that, together, are helping to transform it into a place that we can all be proud of.

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We're on it! Projects in progress

Grey Street lane and car parks


Public car parks and a new laneway are coming to 79 Grey Street.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Jun 18, 2024

Beacon Wharf redevelopment


The newly upgraded Beacon Wharf is open for the community, restoring an important connection to Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Jun 6, 2024

Northern Waterfront Redevelopment


The northern area of our waterfront is turning into a welcoming reserve area for everyone to enjoy.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
May 29, 2024

City centre buses


We're making it safer and easier for people to move around our city no matter how they choose to travel – including by bus.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 14, 2024

City centre movement pilot


Wider footpaths, greener spaces and one-way streets are among improvements being piloted to make the city centre nicer and help people move around more easily.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 24, 2024

Red Square upgrade


Greener spaces and a striking new artwork are about to upgrade Red Square into a great place for people of all ages.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Apr 23, 2024

Tauranga Museum


The Tauranga Museum will be a key component of Te Manawataki o Te Papa, the transformed city centre in the heart of Tauranga.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Mar 7, 2024

Waterfront playground


A new playground is being designed for the waterfront along The Strand in the city centre.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Feb 29, 2024

Tunks Reserve and Elizabeth Street East upgrade


he upgrade of the lookout from Tunks Reserve is now complete, making this an even better place to enjoy the views out over Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Dec 21, 2023

Dive Crescent Car Park Upgrade


We have upgraded the Dive Crescent car park as part of our plans to revitalise the city centre and transform the waterfront in this area.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Dec 21, 2023

Civic Precinct IFF levy consultation


How should we pay for the community-funded portion of the future civic precinct - Te Manawataki o Te Papa?  

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Nov 13, 2023

Elizabeth Street upgrade


We’re upgrading Elizabeth Street to create an attractive and safe, people-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Oct 4, 2023

Council’s future office block at 90 Devonport Road


A sustainable development set to house all Council administration staff under one roof.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Oct 3, 2023

Library and Community Hub


As part of our exciting plans to get the heart of our city pumping, we’re building a new library and community hub in the city centre on Willow Street.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Sep 29, 2023

Masonic Park Upgrade


Work is underway to revitalise our city centre so it becomes a place where people from near and far want to visit, learn, live, work and play.  

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Underway
Last updated:
Sep 22, 2023

Memorial Park to city centre recreation connection


The proposed coastal pathway will connect Memorial Park and the city centre, and strengthen the connection of the community with Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour.

Neighbourhood:
  • City centre

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jul 21, 2023

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