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Phoenix park

The Phoenix Park project is about creating an urban space in the heart of the Mount Maunganui CBD that everyone can use and which can be home to events and activities 365 days of the year. It is intended to be the focal point of the Mount Maunganui mainstreet and to express the Mount’s distinctive sense of place and identity. The intent is for a safe, flexible and adaptable space, allowing a range of uses and activities and maximising visitation.

Update – September to October 2016

Elected Members resolved on 29 September 2016 that the design of the park and replacement carparking for the Phoenix Park Development are to be presented to them for approval prior to construction proceeding.

Council staff met with key stakeholders on 12 October 2016 to give a progress update on the Phoenix Park. 

Phoenix Park Progress update - 12 October 2016 (1.9MB pdf)

Draft Concept Design – subject to Council approval

Council consulted on an initial draft concept design for Phoenix Park from December 2015 to March 2016 and received many fantastic ideas back from the community. In response to the community feedback, the concept plan for Phoenix was revisited. It now incorporates many new exciting elements, such as a water feature. It also has more grass and green areas and is still highly flexible, allowing it to be used for events such as markets.

TCC's draft concept design presentation (4.4MB pdf)

Concept design (1.2MB pdf)

Draft Carparking Relocation Plan – subject to Council approval

Council has prepared a plan for 58 replacement carparks in close vicinity to the Mount CBD. The replacement carparks are evenly spread across the north and south of the Mount Mainstreet catchment. Replacement carparking will be in place before the construction of Phoenix Park. There will be no loss of mobility parks.

Carparking Locations Map (758 KB pdf)

What happens next?

A report on the proposed design for Phoenix Park and the replacement carparking will be taken to Elected Members for their consideration in early 2017.

Subject to approval by Elected Members, construction of Phoenix Park will commence winter 2017

Need more information?

Contact Fiona Nalder, Senior Strategic Advisor, City Development Team or Dean Williams: Manager, City Development on 07 5777 000 or email

Last Reviewed: 14/10/2016