We love our tree lined beaches

By Sonya Bateson


Shady trees and more carparks are wanted along the Tauranga coastline, according to survey feedback.

The Tauranga City Council is running the Coastal Profile Survey to find out what issues matter to people using Pilot Bay, Mount Drury, and all of the coast from Mount Main Beach to the end of Papamoa.

The survey involves answering 12 questions about what respondents think is important to have along the coast and the answers determine a person's "coastal profile" - cheeky stereotypes to help get people thinking about coastal issues.

A drop-in day was held at Mount Drury last weekend to encourage people to fill out the survey and make suggestions.

City council recreation planner Stephanie Kelly said while they hadn't been as busy as they'd hoped on the day, the comments and feedback that came in were well received.

"Most of the people who came in were just walking past and curious as to what we were doing. Everyone who came along gave us feedback and input. The most common thing said was that people love the trees along the coast and they wouldn't come to the coast without the trees."

Ms Kelly said there had also been a few comments suggesting mobile shops shouldn't take up as many prime parking spots and some asking for more carparks.

Each person who fills out the survey goes into the draw to win an iPad Mini. About 700 surveys had been filled out so far.

The next drop-in day would be held at the Tay St reserve from 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Another one will also be held at Papamoa Domain the following Saturday.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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