Tauranga Harbour Recreation Strategy
Tauranga Harbour is a hugely popular place for recreation. Pick
any fine summer day and there will be hundreds of people out
enjoying themselves. For many people, Tauranga Harbour is the
reason why they live in the western Bay of Plenty. As the
population grows, so too will the number of people using the
Tauranga Moana (Harbour) Recreation Strategy (6.8 MB, pdf)
NOTE: Large file has come from recommendations in the
Tauranga Harbour Integrated Management Strategy and
Both documents identified a lack of knowledge about recreational
uses on the harbour, the need to consider implications of future
population growth on the harbour resources, and people's access to
marine recreational opportunities.
The strategy has been developed by Bay of Plenty
Regional Council with close consultation with Tauranga
City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, who all
manage aspects of Tauranga Harbour.
The project goal is to 'improve recreational opportunities on
Tauranga Harbour'. The finalised strategy will outline tasks
that need to be done by each council in order to better manage the
recreational use of the harbour.
The strategy was open for public submission from August to
November 2007. Submissions have now all been discussed by the
Hearing Committee, and some of them were presented at the hearing
that was held in April 2008. You can view the Hearing Report
and Hearing Committee Decisions Report by clicking on these
Notes (28 KB, pdf) - from the Mount Maunganui Public
Meeting held on 10 October 2007
Notes (26 KB, pdf) - from the Katikati Public Meeting held
on 16 October 2007
If you would like to find out more, contact us.