This project is the biggest infrastructure project being undertaken by Tauranga City Council and will take three years to complete. It involves five different construction contracts and community in the neighbouring district of Western Bay of Plenty, requiring specialised community engagement support.
Zest Consulting lead this by building connections with tangata whenua, key community leaders and WBOPDC to ensure key community members received correct information and had the opportunity to feed into the project. Where possible we have included community in decision making, a key tool to engaging community.
Working with the Transport team and the Arataki community to improve transport choices within and through Arataki. A range of stakeholders including central and local government partners and groups in the community with a wide range of views of the best option. A community engagement plan was developed and key stakeholders identified. Regular communication with the wider community has been initiated. Education events for the community to learn about the transport options will be developed with hands on practical testing.