My Summary of the TCC Historic Village Strategy 2012 – 2022

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.

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