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.


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

We’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback on the emerging preferred option for the long-term transport improvements, the enabling works and on planning for the new community at Tauriko West.

We’re now in the process of analysing feedback, and the summary of engagement will be published in mid-2022.