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Great cities have vibrant city centres. The purpose of the Heart of the City Programme is to work in partnership to create a vibrant, safe and successful city centre.

Museum Referendum

Voting has closed for the museum referendum 12 noon on Tuesday, 1 May. 

Museum Referendum results


We want more people to live, work, learn and play in our city centre. This is in line with the City Centre Strategy, which seeks to establish the Tauranga city centre as the commercial, civic and cultural heart of the sub region.

Council-led projects including the new civic administration building and surrounding open space, business cases for museum, city library and performance venue, future investment in the waterfront and streetscape, and living in the city centre all come under the umbrella of the Heart of the City Programme.

The Heart of the City Programme aligns with Council’s community outcomes: a talented and innovative city full of opportunity; a city with heart and soul; a city of great spaces, places and environments.

Is this what you want for the city too? We need to hear your voice, so that all our projects are developed alongside the aspirations of local residents. Register your interest with us below and we will notify you when there are opportunities to get involved.

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Last Reviewed: 11/04/2018

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