Tauranga City Council manages a piece of residential land in Brookfield at 6 Millers Road. The 3 hectare property is owned by NZ Guardian Trust. It was left by the late Frank Sydenham for the purpose of being developed into a botanic park.
Tauranga City Council pays for maintenance only. No Council funds have ever been allocated for capital expenditure on the property. The Council has said that the community is to be responsible for funding any development of a botanic park on this site.
Tauranga City Council will help facilitate the park’s development through two important community groups: a Funding Trust and a Community Advisory Group.