Mount Mainstreet is a beachside shopping, dinning and business centre, located in the heart of Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty.
What is Mount Mainstreet?
Mount Mainstreet is the Mount Business Association (MBA). There are more than 220 members, all business members are located within our “Mainstreet” boundary.
We support member businesses by working closely with business owners, the council, the community, to enhance business success and growth. We are an incorporated society, established in 1993, and have an ongoing agreement with Tauranga City Council.
Who is a member?
The qualification to be a Full Member is detailed under Rule 5 of the Associations constitution.
Mount Business Association Full Membership:
5. 1 A person shall be entitled to be a Full Member of the Association if the person:
- Owns one or more commercially rated properties within the Targeted Rating Area; or
- Occupies or is the tenant of one or more premises (with a floor space of no less than 10sqm) of a commercially rated property within the Targeted Rating Area and who operates a business from those premises for not less than 50 business days a year.
5.2 A person may be a Full Member only once at the same time, even though that person may be entitled under rule 5.1 to be a Full Member on more than one ground.
We encourage all eligible members and landlords to engage with the Association, as there are many benefits and opportunities available.
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How is Mount Business Association funded?
The MBA is funded by a targeted rate that is applied to buildings on commercially zoned land within a set boundary. Any business that owns or operates from a commercial building within the MBA zone in Mount Maunganui is eligible for free membership.
Mount Business Association aims to utilise this funding to deliver the annual plan.
Every six months, MBA reports back to Tauranga City Council on our progress and achievements for the past six months, as outlined in our annual plan and budget.
What is the Targeted Rate Area?
Businesses situated within the yellow boundary below are paying the commercial targeted rate to Tauranga City Council, they are Full Members of Mount Business Association (MBA). Those funds are then passed on to the Association annually.
What is Mount Business Association's objectives?
“Our vision is to create a unique and lively downtown that enriches the business community, embraces history, celebrates the arts, preserves our natural environment.
A Mainstreet which promotes vibrancy, to instill a ‘sense of place’ in our community and a destination people want to visit.”
The Associations objectives are;
- Economic development: marketing our Mainstreet to increase visitation
- Members: provide a forum for networking and collaboration of members.
- Business environment: enhance safety and security of Mount Maunganui
- Destination Marketing: promote our unique assets Mount Maunganui has to offer
- Placemaking: To advocate for improvements and upkeep of our Mainstreet.
How is Mount Business Association governed?
Mount Business Association is run by a voluntary board of passionate local business owners.
Any eligible member of the Mount Business Association can be elected to the Board through a formal nomination process at our Annual General Meeting.
Each board member represents the diversity of Mount businesses, from retail, services, hospitality to professional services and landlords.
The board meets every 6 weeks, if you have an issue or concern and you’d like to raise with the Board, you can attend a meeting in person, online or submit your concern to one of the team who can raise it on your behalf.
Who is on the Mount Business Association Board?
2022-23 Board Members
Tim Plews, Paper Plane
Kate Evaroa, Mount Longboards
Kelly Kingston, SELF_ (Previously Mount Skin & Body)
Jo Veale, Mount Backpackers
Kate Barry-Piceno, Mauao Legal Chambers
Paora Stanley, Ngāi Te Rangi Settlement Trust
Mark Lucero, Pizza Library
Matt Saunders, MSS Espresso (Mount Surf Shop)
Tauranga City Council Representative
Kendyl Sullivan, City Partnerships Specialist