Land earmarked for a community centre at The Lakes was sold after funds to buy the land were not brought forward into the council's current 10-year plan.

Tauranga City councillors were assured however that a community centre for The Lakes would be considered in next year's review of the Long Term Plan.

This follows from news last week that the council had agreed to pay $120,000 for public toilets at the playground next to The Lakes Neighbourhood Shopping Village.

Funding was approved by the Tauranga City Council and it has gone into the 2017-18 Annual Plan.

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Council staff said a public toilet would be a positive for this site with its close proximity to the commercial area and lake.