The well-known palm trees in the Phoenix carpark are being cut down this morning in preparation for the new urban green space development.
Tauranga City Council announced earlier this week that the next stage of the development in Mount Maunganui was due to start.
The new green space, which is expected to be ready in December, will feature grass areas to play and relax, native trees to provide shade, a water feature and a drinking fountain, bike racks and repair station and a flexible space for events and activities all year round.
“To prepare the site for the development the remaining six Phoenix palms will come down,” says Tauranga City Council.
“Following this, construction of the new space will take place, including stormwater system upgrades.”