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Community Hub Proposal

TECT community hub at the Historic Village

Tauranga City Council’s Elected Members have agreed to sell some land at the Historic Village to the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT) for the purposes of building a Community Hub, following feedback from the community on the proposal. Feedback was sought between December 2015 and January 2016.

Feedback received during the consultation process indicates the community is generally supportive of the proposal: of the 97 submissions received, 76 were supportive, 17 against and four neutral.

A sale and purchase agreement is currently being finalised and includes a covenant for the use of the land as a Community Hub.

About the land TECT is proposing to buy

  • The land that will be sold is approximately 4,790m2 and is in the eastern portion of the Historic Village site.
  • It is mainly undeveloped green space, which is used occasionally for events. The public can currently access and use this area.
  • The land is zoned commercial business under the City Plan.
  • Council will only sell the land to TECT for the purpose of creating a Community Hub. 
  • The Envirohub building will be relocated within the property and reinstated at TECT’s cost. 
  • The Otumoetai Schoolhouse, which is currently on temporary blocks, will also be relocated within the village.  

About the community hub

  • The Community Hub concept involves creating a shared working space for community organisations. The building will allow for flexible spaces including meeting rooms; support from wrap-around services such as business advice and marketing; and opportunities for community organisations to collaborate with each other.
  • The building design complements existing Village community facilities and activities.
  • TECT will also contribute to the development of the adjoining green space for community use.
  • The Community Hub includes on-site car parking.

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Last Reviewed: 30/11/2016