Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Tauranga Constituency
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 14 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Five councillors will be elected from the Tauranga constituency. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Bay of Plenty Regional Council election.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Fix the failed public transport service which is not delivering the required outcomes.

    Support investment in the planning and delivery of a multimodal transport system that is linked to land use planning.

    Focus on carbon reduction as an outcome in transport and land use planning and delivery.

  • Revise with urgency, Tauranga's outmoded 1960s transport plan with leadership into proven 21st-century omni-solution for city, towns and regions.

    Lobby government, authoritative people held accountable for decisions /outcomes. Remove bureaucratic delays, engender multi-modal transportation.

    Lower emissions, de-congestion easily and quickly possible when properly planned with long term solutions which improve lifestyles.

  • Prioritise major roading infrastructure projects. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's premier cities and needs premium roading.

    Remove policies designed to frustrate commuters out of cars. Provide forward thinking road soultions and improve public transport.

    Institute Tauranga Harbour transport solutions for daily commuters. Our harbour is a great resource.

  • Make our bus service adaptable and therefore more usable for our different communities. One size does not fit all, ie large yellow buses.

    Ensure that walking and cycling corridors are safe and separated from busy roads. Encourage share bikes, e-scooters and ferry transport.

    Use the data and community networks from the current Wednesday Challenge work to inform community aspirations for transport mode shift.

  • Protect and enhance opportunities for people to experience the great outdoors, eg through development of mountain bike and e-bike trails.

  • Transport should be safe, predictable and accessible and go to where people want to go. I'll judge all transport policies against that rule.

    Progress accurate, real time, tracking of buses.

    Push harder for completion of the Northern Link as well as improving the road over the Kaimai Ranges.

  • Continue the collaborative approach with Tauranga City Council to make a real difference in public transport improvement.

    Develop a marketing and communication strategy to encourage bus patronage.

  • Push for transformational public transport system that's people focused, on demand with rapid transit corridors, connecting communities.

    Reduce exposure of the sector to the increasing costs of carbon emissions and enable the transition to low emission transport.

    Build business case for rail and ferry services, supporting people to transition away from car dependency.

  • Connected multi-modal public transport network of buses, trains, ferries, airports, cycleways. Planning for 10 to 50 years in stages.

    Enable active modes through connected, safe and separate cycleways and walkways network for micro mobility units, ie bikes and scooters.

    Pro modal shift options like maritime and road to rail for tourism/freight to reduce road congestion. Open to future international airport.

  • Public transport should be affordable, attractive and efficient enough to get people using it. Operators should not be overseas companies.

    Road works and temporary traffic management should be done in the least disruptive manner possible. At the moment it's a shambles.

    Remove share bikes and e-scooters from our footpaths. They are a danger to riders and pedestrians.

  • Improving public transport enhancements including feasibility study on decarbonising our bus fleet and developing a transport emisions plan.

    More networking of green spaces, walkways and cycle ways and getting certainty for finishing road and rail projects.

  • Fix the failed public transport service which is not delivering the required outcomes.

    Support investment in the planning and delivery of a multimodal transport system that is linked to land use planning.

    Focus on carbon reduction as an outcome in transport and land use planning and delivery.

  • Revise with urgency, Tauranga's outmoded 1960s transport plan with leadership into proven 21st-century omni-solution for city, towns and regions.

    Lobby government, authoritative people held accountable for decisions /outcomes. Remove bureaucratic delays, engender multi-modal transportation.

    Lower emissions, de-congestion easily and quickly possible when properly planned with long term solutions which improve lifestyles.

  • Prioritise major roading infrastructure projects. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's premier cities and needs premium roading.

    Remove policies designed to frustrate commuters out of cars. Provide forward thinking road soultions and improve public transport.

    Institute Tauranga Harbour transport solutions for daily commuters. Our harbour is a great resource.

  • Make our bus service adaptable and therefore more usable for our different communities. One size does not fit all, ie large yellow buses.

    Ensure that walking and cycling corridors are safe and separated from busy roads. Encourage share bikes, e-scooters and ferry transport.

    Use the data and community networks from the current Wednesday Challenge work to inform community aspirations for transport mode shift.

  • Protect and enhance opportunities for people to experience the great outdoors, eg through development of mountain bike and e-bike trails.

  • Transport should be safe, predictable and accessible and go to where people want to go. I'll judge all transport policies against that rule.

    Progress accurate, real time, tracking of buses.

    Push harder for completion of the Northern Link as well as improving the road over the Kaimai Ranges.

  • Continue the collaborative approach with Tauranga City Council to make a real difference in public transport improvement.

    Develop a marketing and communication strategy to encourage bus patronage.

  • Push for transformational public transport system that's people focused, on demand with rapid transit corridors, connecting communities.

    Reduce exposure of the sector to the increasing costs of carbon emissions and enable the transition to low emission transport.

    Build business case for rail and ferry services, supporting people to transition away from car dependency.

  • Connected multi-modal public transport network of buses, trains, ferries, airports, cycleways. Planning for 10 to 50 years in stages.

    Enable active modes through connected, safe and separate cycleways and walkways network for micro mobility units, ie bikes and scooters.

    Pro modal shift options like maritime and road to rail for tourism/freight to reduce road congestion. Open to future international airport.

  • Public transport should be affordable, attractive and efficient enough to get people using it. Operators should not be overseas companies.

    Road works and temporary traffic management should be done in the least disruptive manner possible. At the moment it's a shambles.

    Remove share bikes and e-scooters from our footpaths. They are a danger to riders and pedestrians.

  • Improving public transport enhancements including feasibility study on decarbonising our bus fleet and developing a transport emisions plan.

    More networking of green spaces, walkways and cycle ways and getting certainty for finishing road and rail projects.