Kia ora, welcome.

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.

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 2025.

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, protect freight routes to the Port of Tauranga, and open up the Tauriko West area for housing and urban development, we are implementing the vision of SmartGrowth for the wider region, starting in Tauriko West.


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As we progress this project, it is a priority for us to work closely with our stakeholders, including mana whenua, landowners and the community. Previous engagements and conversations we have had to date have given us a better understanding of some of the constraints and challenges facing this project.

In mid-2022 we sought people’s views on the next phase of the Tauriko for Tomorrow project to shape a safe transport network and create great communities in Tauriko West.

Find out what people said in the 2022 summary of engagement.