Oropi Community Conversation

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The engagement for the community conversation phase has now finished. Thank you for taking part! From sharing your story about what makes Western Bay special to you, to attending one of the community conversations and giving us your feedback. We're now going through all your opinions and ideas. And we'll check in with you later with the main themes of what you've told us and the next steps in regards to our 10-year plan for the District. Stay tuned!


Welcome to Oropi's Community Conversation - we're excited you're here!

Oropi is a beautiful place - but what really makes it special is the people who live here.

We come from all walks of life, with different dreams, goals, fears and challenges, but we’re all connected by the place we call home.

And we all should have a say in shaping its future...

Here you can give feedback or comment on any community project or topic.

Your responses will show us what matters to you, what you want for your community's future and where you stand on projects and issues. These conversations are pivotal in creating the District's Long Term Plan 2018-2028. To stay in touch with this project use the sign up tool.

Simply enter your comments in the conversation below - it's that easy.

Thank you! #itsaboutyou


The engagement for the community conversation phase has now finished. Thank you for taking part! From sharing your story about what makes Western Bay special to you, to attending one of the community conversations and giving us your feedback. We're now going through all your opinions and ideas. And we'll check in with you later with the main themes of what you've told us and the next steps in regards to our 10-year plan for the District. Stay tuned!


Welcome to Oropi's Community Conversation - we're excited you're here!

Oropi is a beautiful place - but what really makes it special is the people who live here.

We come from all walks of life, with different dreams, goals, fears and challenges, but we’re all connected by the place we call home.

And we all should have a say in shaping its future...

Here you can give feedback or comment on any community project or topic.

Your responses will show us what matters to you, what you want for your community's future and where you stand on projects and issues. These conversations are pivotal in creating the District's Long Term Plan 2018-2028. To stay in touch with this project use the sign up tool.

Simply enter your comments in the conversation below - it's that easy.

Thank you! #itsaboutyou


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • I have come here to share my views on the dangerous conditions outside Oropi School. I have just read Leonie's comments, above, and she has summed up the situation with great clarity. I support all of the TDG recommendations, namely: • Considering the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Oropi Road and Gammon Mill Road with school access forming a fourth leg. • Ensuring pedestrian movement takes place at the existing established crossing point, with improvements made to crossing the bus bay area to be installed and maintained free of buses. • Implementing a 40km/h school speed zone to reduce speed because a recent speed survey indicated that current average speeds need to be reduced. • Improved on-street parking with footpath for safe access on both sides of Oropi Road in front of the school • Work on a travel-safe plan with Council, to educate the community of rules and procedures required

    Keri Courtney asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your informed feedback. We'll capture your feedback alongside all other feedback from your community.

  • Hi there, I am writing as a parent with grave concern about the current roading issues that face Oropi school at present. We are all aware about how the regions around Auckland are surging with a population growth that is unprecedented and Tauranga has not escaped this, the knock-on effect of population growth is roll growth and more and more cars on the road. I am therefore incredibly surprised / appalled that the council currently views the current roading issue around Oropi to be acceptable and that because some money was spent on the area a few years ago that there is currently no further need to invest in the roading around the school. As mentioned earlier Tauranga is growing at such a great rate that as a council it is your responsibility to ensure that you take such factors as this into consideration to ensure the safety of our children, Oropi road has recently been identified as a speed zone by the police in a recent news article so it is only a matter of time until something tragic occurs outside the school. Please therefore consider the following as a matter of urgency: • Considering the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Oropi Road and Gammon Mill Road with school access forming a fourth leg. • Ensuring pedestrian movement takes place at the existing established crossing point, with improvements made to crossing the bus bay area to be installed and maintained free of buses. • Implementing a 40km/h school speed zone to reduce speed because a recent speed survey indicated that current average speeds need to be reduced. • Improved on-street parking with footpath for safe access on both sides of Oropi Road in front of the school • Work on a travel-safe plan with Council, to educate the community of rules and procedures required I look forward to one day soon seeing the results of a council that has the foresight to move reactively to the current issues it faces rather than sitting on its hands and letting bureaucracy takes its slow grinding pace! Yours Sincerely Mark Weston

    Mark Weston asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your informed feedback Mark. We'll capture your feedback alongside all other feedback from your community.  

  • Hi there, as a parent of a child at Oropi School, I am very concerned about the traffic safety around the school. I feel it is only a matter of time until there is a serious incident involving a child being injured or worse, and that is unconscionable. The consulting group TDG (Traffic Design Group) have made the following recommendations: • Considering the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Oropi Road and Gammon Mill Road with school access forming a fourth leg. • Ensuring pedestrian movement takes place at the existing established crossing point, with improvements made to crossing the bus bay area to be installed and maintained free of buses. • Implementing a 40km/h school speed zone to reduce speed because a recent speed survey indicated that current average speeds need to be reduced. • Improved on-street parking with footpath for safe access on both sides of Oropi Road in front of the school • Work on a travel-safe plan with Council, to educate the community of rules and procedures required I believe there is some urgency required to address these recommendations. On many occasions I have witnessed large trucks and cars passing the school at high speeds, sometimes upwards of 60km/h. The school is on a blind corner, and the consequences of this traffic hitting a child would be horrific. While I believe the TDG recommendations above should all be considered, there is inadequate signage and road markings, and I believe this needs to be urgently addressed as a priority. Kind regards Leonie Gordon

    Leonie asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Leonie,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to give such great and informed feedback. We'll capture this in our records along with the rest of the Oropi feedback. You should know that these issues were commonly raised at the recent Oropi community event and are some of the key topics we're interested in addressing. So stay tuned.

    Again, thank you.