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To: Department of Corrections NZ
STOP DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS BUILDING A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY at BURROWS STREET, TAURANGA
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF THE AVENUES
STOP THE PROPOSAL FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ESTABLISHING A CONSOLIDATED PROBATION CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
at 36 BURROWS STREET, TAURANGA SOUTH, TAURANGA CITY
Why is this important?
This petition is on behalf of the residents of The Avenues, Tauranga South, TAURANGA, which is made up of a wide cross section of age groups, individuals, couples and families, a small business community, a Primary School, an early Childhood centre and two worship centers are greatly concerned about the proposal to build a new Department of Corrections facility at 36 Burrows Street, Tauranga South, to serve all of Tauranga.
This is a residential area with a major traffic ‘hotspot’. A ‘hotspot’ that Tauranga City Council is struggling to come up with a solution for. Therefore, increasing the traffic through this residential area with an approximate 660 persons per week (including 100 staff) on a weekly basis and Saturdays, is just one of the significant problems that will be created.
The figure of 660 persons (including staff) per week at 36 Burrows Street, Tauranga, does not take into account the projected growth of Tauranga Corrections services over the next three, five, ten, twenty years.
The Department of Corrections have stated that these facilities will not create an adverse situation to the residents and public as the facility will only be visited by ‘low level’ offenders. However, those who live and work in the Avenues area that will be affected and those who work adjacent to existing offices have a different opinion to those of the Department of Corrections.
Let’s do all we can to stop this centre being developed so close to people’s homes, schools, daycare centres and businesses.
Tauranga has numerous industrial areas much more suited to this type of facility.
Even Tauranga CBD, which is a central transportation hub, would be more suitable.
Please sign the attached Petition to stop the proposed Department of Corrections Consolidated Probation facility at 36, Burrows Street, Tauranga South, 3112, Tauranga