Breadcrumbs

New Tauranga Campus takes shape

10 November 2017

The building of the University of Waikato’s new campus on Durham Street in Tauranga's CBD is well underway and on schedule for completion in 2019. The multi-million dollar development, which will provide Tauranga with a world-class campus and education offering attracting local, national and international students, forms a key part of the revitalisation plan for the city.

On Thursday, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, one of the major partners in the new development, made its first payment of over $1 million towards the infrastructure costs.

Councillor John Cronin from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council says that the University of Waikato campus is a "game changer" for Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. "Having excellent education tailored to the needs of business and the planned growth has the potential to be the biggest opportunity for our region since the Port of Tauranga. The opportunity to have up to 1,000 full-time students, and more when stage 2 is developed, ensures that we can take advantage of opportunities for business, science, aquaculture and other sectors. I’m proud that Bay of Plenty Regional Council had the vision to invest $15 million dollars to help make this happen.”

The project is jointly funded by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC), Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT), Tauranga City Council and the University of Waikato. Tauranga City Council provided the land, TECT and BOPRC are each providing $15 million.

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alister Jones says that the University of Waikato is committed to increasing research and education opportunities for the people of the Bay. "We are working closely with tertiary partners Toi Ohomai and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to achieve this. With the significant support of regional funders, the Tauranga CBD Campus will provide a state of the art facility that will enable many more young people to study in the Bay."

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