This is article #10 in my 16 part series summarising Tauranga City Council strategy documents.
Here is my summary of the Tauranga City Council Our Community Places Strategy 2008 – 2013 + Geographic Area Plan 2008 (30 pages. 673Kb .pdf).
This strategy document is about libraries, community centres and community halls.
You may have noticed that the timeline for this strategy is now well in the past.
These facilities are now managed by BayVenues which is a Council Owned Organisation set-up on 1 July 2013.
One point of interest is that this document plans for the building of 3 new community centres:
- Pyes Pa West / The Lakes
- Wairakei (South East Papamoa)
- and Te Tumu (even deeper into South East Papamoa)
But the global financial crisis kicked in shortly after the document was written so it is understandable that this has delayed these projects by about 10 years.
The document did make me appreciate my own community hall just across the road from me in Matua, and open my eyes to the range of groups that come together in these spaces.
And just like we saw earlier, a strategy for avoiding the construction of new swimming complexes is to collaborate with schools that already have pools, this is also a strategy employed in this document – using school halls (and churches) as community share halls.
What do you think of my notes? Anything that catches your eye? Have your say in the comment section below.