The Welcome Bay Supermarket project is about identifying whether the community supports the development of a supermarket on a public reserve, park or open space in Welcome Bay.
For a number of years, Welcome Bay residents have voiced their desire for a supermarket in Welcome Bay through numerous channels such as Community Plans, consultation carried out as part of LTP submissions, and various media articles. However, privately-owned land supply suitable for the development of a supermarket is very limited in the Welcome Bay catchment area.
Council undertook a strategic assessment into the potential development of Council-owned land in Welcome Bay, which was presented to Councillors at the Community & Culture Committee Meeting on 14 March 2017.
At the meeting, Councillors approved that engagement with the Welcome Bay community could commence, so that Council could gather feedback on the principle of developing a supermarket in Welcome Bay on Council-owned land.
Three sites have been identified as being feasible in terms of size and location for a supermarket development – Waipuna Park, Waitaha Reserve and Owens Park.
While some of Welcome Bay’s community and sports facilities may be impacted, there would be a commitment from Council to ensure no loss of service.
Have Your Say
Do you want a supermarket in Welcome Bay? This is your chance to have your say.
At this stage, no decision has been made to build a supermarket. Council is simply seeking feedback from the community to find out if they support a supermarket being built upon Council-owned land.
Complete our online survey. The survey will close on Friday, 2 June.
Council hosted two public open days to give the community an opportunity to speak to Council staff and elected members about this project. Thank you to everyone who attended one of the open days. If the project progresses, more open days will follow as part of the community engagement process.
The feedback received from the community will be presented to Councillors at the Community & Culture Committee Meeting on 11 July 2017 (Tauranga City Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street), and will help Councillors decide if the project should progress any further.
This is an open, public meeting. You do not need to register to attend this meeting.