Kia ora, welcome.

We are working together to create great communities and a safe transport network in the Western Bay of Plenty to cater for Tauranga’s and the sub-region’s strong population growth.

Tauriko West, on the edge of Tauranga, is one of the large-scale urban developments proposed to support this growth, delivering a new community with an estimated 3000 – 4000 new homes from 2024/25.

Tauriko for Tomorrow is a collaborative project driven by four key partners, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council and Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency.

With a long-term plan that looks at how best to develop the new community, improve transport links and safety for all users, increase opportunities for public transport and active transport, and open up the area for urban development, we are implementing the vision of SmartGrowth for the wider region, starting in Tauriko West.

Tauriko for Tomorrow information boards

Project open day posters (10mb PDF)


We’ve developed transport plans which improve safety, enable access to Tauriko Business Estate and Tauriko West and provide better travel options. Progress on the Structure Plan and investigations such as geotechnical, stormwater and environmental assessments for the new community at Tauriko West are also ongoing and we’ve developed some proposals and ideas for the new community.

Find out more about the proposed plans.

We brought proposed plans for the new community and options for the transport network to the community for feedback in May/June 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated. We analysed the feedback received and you can find out what we heard in the summary of engagement.

Summary of engagement (2mb PDF)