The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce has submitted on a wide range of issues on the Tauranga City Council’s Draft Annual Plan for 2016-17.
In summary here’s the main things we said:
- Tauranga Airport
We support the investment into Tauranga Airport by bringing forward funding to upgrade the airport’s facilities.
The Chamber supports the additional $5.2m being spent on upgrading the Council’s ICT services.
- Civic Space Project
The Chamber acknowledges and supports Council for the approach to community engagement over the Civic campus.
Chamber supports the creation of an Urban Development Authority (UDA) to deliver the long-term framework and plan for the Tauranga CBD.
We support Council building a new parking building in the city centre and building an additional floor onto the existing Elizabeth St car park.
- City Events Funding
Chamber supports the additional funding of $471,000 towards events in the city on the basis that is applied directly to supporting private sector events initiatives.
- Economic Development
Chamber strongly supports the proposed additional initiatives and funding for the Digital Enablement Plan and International Strategy
- Visitor Information Services
Chamber supports the additional budget of $400,000 for enhanced i-Site and i-Port facilities.
- Bay Cricket Oval
Chamber supports Council contributing towards the lights for the Bay Cricket Oval, and encourages a joint approach with the private sector to find a viable funding solution.
- Shared services with other Councils
We believe there is scope for closer integration of Council services and common standards across all 3 councils in the region.
Read the Chamber’s Submission to the TCC Draft Annual Plan 2017 here.