This is article #9 in my 16 part series summarising Tauranga City Council strategy documents.
Here is my summary of the Tauranga City Council Sport and Active Living Strategy 2012 (30 pages. 673Kb .pdf).
Just the following 6 items caught my eye in this document:
- Stakeboarding is considered an extreme sport!
- Water Sprint Area
- The council was going to look into a Water Sprint Area for the Dive Crescent/Strand area (however, it was to coincide with the CBD/Waterfront development so perhaps it has been delayed)
- Papamoa East Surf Club
- Was being looked into. This was probably delayed with the slow down in new housing in 2009/2010. Perhaps it is due to be considered again now
- Information Hub
- “A central one-stop shop information hub for sport and active living information and advice” was proposed for Sport BOP to create (I found an “A-Z Sports Directory” on their website dated 2016, but I wouldn’t call that a hub)
- Destination Playground
- “Simpson Reserve, Papamoa identified as the site for this”
- In my notes for the 2006 Open Spaces strategy a ‘destination’ playground was mentioned for the Mount / Papamoa area. But this hasn’t been built yet
- Walking and Cycling
- “Cycling is perceived as “dangerous” in Tauranga. We need to provide easy accessible safe walking and cycling routes to further increase participation in these activities” Agreed!
What do you think of my notes? Anything that catches your eye? Have your say in the comment section below.