Planning steps for waterfront

Work proper on Tauranga’s new waterfront development is expected to begin after Easter 2012 and be completed by the end of the 2011-2012 financial year.

A Tauranga City Council report to be considered on Wednesday states this and shows consents have been obtained for the work and no appeals lodged.


A Priority One plan of how The Strand waterfront could look after development.

The delayed start is to accommodate events already scheduled for the waterfront between now and January 2012.

There’s the boat expo early next month from November 2-7, Rods on the Waterfront November 11-12, the Dutch Christmas Festival December 3, and the Capoeira and Latino Festival on December 10.

There are also wakeboard events and a possible seafood festival sometime in mid January 2012.

The meeting is also expected to endorse the Waterfront Taskforce involving councillors,

staff and economic development agency Priority One to focus on commercialising the development.

The taskforce includes councillors Larry Baldock, Tony Christiansen, Bill Grainger and Terry Molloy, CEO Ken Paterson and Priority One representative Duarne Lankshear.

The council is proposing to spend $625,000 on the waterfront redevelopment, minus outstanding costs from the resource consent hearing process.

Most of the money is coming from the $400,000 budgeted for the now defunct Coronation Pier Project, plus $120,000 for the Coronation Pier Infrastructure Project.

This is to be voted on at the meeting, but is based on confidential decisions made in April.

The planned intentions at this stage are:

  •   •  A walkway beside the harbour for the length of the waterfront reclamation, a southern space that can support events and temporary activities while maintaining access for users of the boat ramp.

  •   •  Minor adjustments to the Edgewater Fan area that make it more attractive for small scale commercial activities and respond to some existing maintenance issues in the area.

  •   •  A central space that can support events and temporary activities while maintaining a number of car parks due to the need to access the southern end for boat ramp users.




8 Comments

PLANNING

Posted on 06-11-2011 13:31 | By PLONKER

A slipway would be a better idea, at least it would be a straight line for TCC to slither and slide off into the tide and submerge out of sight. Ops they are already/almost there now, does anyone know the date that the Commissioner is to be appointed to run the place properly?

ZARA

Posted on 27-10-2011 12:28 | By DRONE

Expectation would be that you will have the place to yourself for sure, so you will be able to do whatever there, also do remember that as no one else will be there that the graffitti will only be seen by you so a bit pointless really wouldn’t you say.

NO SURPRISES THERE ZARA

Posted on 27-10-2011 00:03 | By PLONKER

I am sure that the whole place will be available to you for all the scarf you desire, whatever you do there wont matter to anyone else as they will not be there you will in affect be crapping in your own nest, enjoy!

GO GO GO BROS

Posted on 26-10-2011 07:36 | By Zara

US FULLAS NEED SOME MORE ROOM TO SKATE ON. AN WEVE WORN AN CHIPPED ALL THE EDGES COVERED IN THAT SLATE STUFF SMOOTH BY THE PONTOON.CAN USE GUYS ALSO MAKE SOME BIG SMOOTH AREAS CAUSE ITS HARD TO DO SWEET GRAFFITI ON THE SEATS WITH ALL THSE PLANKS AN STUFF SO CLOSE. AN WE NEED A SHELTERED SPOT FOR A SMOKE AN DRINK AN PEE TOO. MY MATES ON THE TRICKSTA BIKES AGREES. THX SKATABOYZ

right on to it mate!

Posted on 26-10-2011 03:56 | By PLONKER

@ Justificiation, they do not have a clue about business so wander off aimlessly with repeatedly more stupid ideas, of course they are oblivious to everyone else and the ’cause and affect’ of what they do. Gregor, you comments are simple and obvious that is exactly why they are not doing that.

Let it be

Posted on 25-10-2011 22:04 | By gregor

When you have no money to spend don’t spend it. This will not save the area (shops) Waste of money yet again. Replacing the lost parking and getting rid of those hideous polluting buses would be a far better choice.

Qualifications

Posted on 25-10-2011 21:14 | By

What qualifications do these people have to be able to make an unbiased decision on the future of the CBD?Please dont waste any more money on this dangerous dead duck called the waterfront and spend it on refurbishing the existing facilities in the city centre and make allowances for the much needed free parking to allow it to compete with the other shopping centres.Simple cost effective ideas work better than grandiose monuments to the people who have no idea on how the CBD operates.

COMMERCIALISING

Posted on 25-10-2011 13:14 | By YOGI

Yeah right, this lot really understand that, Priority One gets never-ending handouts from TCC to do its bidding so that really helps to provide a "commercial objectivity" in everything or anything. The track record speaks volumes on it as they have not actually achieved anything, we are still awaiting for "Priority" to commercail activities in the Bay to happen before the end of the century, nothing happening. So can not give much credibility to this lot. When all the "great" ideas flop into teh tide I guess TCC will flick another cheque across every year to fix it, no problem right just add it to the rates bills.

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