This is article #12 in my 16 part series summarising Tauranga City Council strategy documents.
Here is my summary of the Tauranga City Council Historic Village Strategy 2012 – 2022 (28 pages. 158Kb .pdf).
Here are 4 key dates:
- 1977: The Historic Village opens (as a working museum).
- 2005: Tauranga City Council took over ownership (under the Community Property Services Portfolio)
- 2008: Major infrastructure upgrades (flood protection, electrical, cabling, internal drainage, asset management program)
- 2011: Formation of the Project Steering Group. Made up of 3 Councillors and 6 representatives from the village
Key challenges were identified:
- Tenure restrictions
- Village profile
- Age and condition of buildings
- Venue features
- Access to the Village
- Diversity at the Village
- Current economic climate
And a list of actions where specified for the period 2012 – 2022:
- attractive and functional gardens
- parking integrated around the village
- retention of some green space for event and community use
- tenant on ground floor to be premises to be trading – retail, café, attractions
- upstairs offices to be used for community or commercial tenants
- creation of rotunda feature
- development of further rental accommodation
- the Wickham site opportunities to be explored
- additional bush walkways
We are 4 years into the 10 year period, and I will seek out a progress update on these actions.
What do you think of my notes? Anything that catches your eye? Have your say in the comment section below.