Property Council New Zealand welcomes an opportunity to provide feedback on the Tauranga City Council’s Long-term Plan 2021-31 (“LTP”) as this gives our members a chance to have their say in how Tauranga is shaped, today and into the future.
We support certain parts of the LTP, particularly around the capital programme. To ensure better and fairer outcomes for all, we have made a list of recommendations, including amendments to the Revenue and Finance Policy (e.g. targeted rates; rates differentials; debt levels); capital programme (e.g. use of alternative tools; transport and resilience objectives); as well as the Development Contribution Policy (funding of community infrastructure; cityside Development Contribution charges).