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Urban Design Strategy

"Urban Design Strategy - great city great design"


Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. This growth in population and urban expansion brings challenges and opportunities.  To ensure this happens in a way that contributes to the positively to the function, arrangement and appearance of the city, consideration of urban design principles in the decision making process is required.

Urban Design Strategy

The Urban Design Strategy defines principles of good urban design for the Tauranga context. This document is very large so you may wish to use the interactive Contents page to select each section individually.

Tauranga City Council Development Guide

This document is a collation of specific design guides which incorporate urban design principles as tools, ideas and solutions relevant to creating Tauranga as a city that is a great place to live, work and play.

The Development Guide is also available in hard copy from the Council.

Last Reviewed: 18/04/2017