Ōmokoroa peninsula information session postponed
An information session for the various planning, infrastructure and recreation projects around Ōmokoroa peninsula has been postponed as a precaution to minimise COVID-19 risk.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council planned the information session for Thursday 18 November, as part of a regular series of in-person community updates to inform residents and give them an opportunity to talk with the Council team.
“With so many projects happening around the Ōmokoroa peninsula we know how important it is to keep people updated, “says Gary Allis, Deputy CEO and Group Manager Infrastructure Services.
“We would have loved to have rounded out 2021 with a recap on all the fantastic work we have achieved with the community’s patience but under current COVID-19 alert levels we need to prioritise the health and safety of our people and the community.”
There are a number of other ways you can stay in the loop with the Ōmokoroa peninsula projects.
- Visit Council’s website westernbay.govt.nz/omokoroaprojects
- Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter westernbay.govt.nz/enews
- If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
The postponed session was the final for the 2021 calendar year and will be postponed until 2022. The projects on display cover planning, infrastructure and large recreational projects such as the Ōmokoroa Domain playground.
About the Ōmokoroa Peninsula Projects
It is estimated that by 2050, the Ōmokoroa peninsula will be fully developed and home to 12,000 residents. To cater for this significant growth and the need for continuing improvements to the peninsula’s infrastructure, Council is undertaking a series of projects – roading, reserves, cycleways, stormwater, building and planning – between now and 2022.
Overall, there are more than 15 Council-initiated projects, along with private development, and which includes collaboration with tangata whenua, Pirirākau hapū; the Ministry of Education; and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The total projects are estimated to cost $50 million, of which $14 million is co-funded by the Government under its Shovel Ready Infrastructure Programme.
For more information on current projects, visit Council’s ‘Ōmokoroa Peninsula Projects’ webpage and story map at westernbay.govt.nz/omokoroaprojects.