The vision for Tauriko for Tomorrow is to create a thriving community for locals to live, learn, work and play locally. This means the community will have amenities such as schools, parks, cycle and walkways, access to shopping and community facilities, and transport infrastructure.
Building a community at Tauriko West will require changes to the Regional Policy Statement, State Highway Realignment and designation, and City Plan. Discussions between Western Bay and Tauranga City councils about the proposed boundary alteration are also underway. All these changes will need to be implemented in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991.
As we are future-proofing this region, we are also drawing on our past. We are committed to embracing Tauriko’s rich history, and are working together with iwi and the community to protect the environment while creating Tauriko for Tomorrow.
This project is one of seven urban projects that will deliver new housing capacity in the region over the next 10 years as part of a long-term SmartGrowth Strategy. Other project areas include Te Tumu (located in Papamoa East), building a more compact city for Tauranga and planning for future growth within the Keenan Road area (south of The Lakes development within Pyes Pa), Omokoroa, Katikati, and Te Puke.
Hearing from us and having your say
Jan – Jun 2017
Engagement on the vision for Tauriko West, Transport Network Plan recommendations, changes to the urban limits and boundary adjustments.
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Engagement on the draft structure plan and shortlist of options for the Transport Network Plan, including cottage meetings with directly affected landowners.
Jan – Jun 2018
Engagement on the boundary alteration process.
Mid – late 2018
Public notification of the structure plan and any alterations to the state highway designation.
Engagement with Ministry of Education, Ministry for the Environment, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Tangata Whenua and developers.
Next Information day: Early 2018