Manager Environmental Policy or Adele Hadfield Strategic Planner, Tauranga City Council
Working on overcoming community resistance – The Tauranga Experience
Tauranga City faces a challenge in accommodating around 30% of the forecast, sub regional urban growth to 2051 by way of intensification of established residential areas. This is to implement the agreed sub regional growth strategy called SmartGrowth. This is requiring a complete relook at how we approach planning from the
technical, political and community building perspectives. Tauranga has been through two very different attempts to secure support for this change and we have learnt and are still learning some harsh lessons. The presentation will cover:
• What does a community understand about the rules governing the form and function of their neighbourhoods – so where do you start from with them.
• Strategising, planning and building – the leaps between each and the communicating along the way.
• Technical, political and community challenges and opportunities to make residential intensification happen