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 the NZ Transport Agency.

Together we are implementing the vision of SmartGrowth for the wider region, starting in Tauriko West.

Tauriko West, on the edge of Tauranga City, is set to become one of the western Bay of Plenty’s next growth areas. A long term plan is underway that looks at how best to develop the new community, improve transport links and open up the area for urban development.

Tauranga and the western Bay of Plenty continue to experience strong population growth and as a result, more land is needed for housing. We have identified Tauriko West as an ideal location to create a new community, able to accommodate an estimated 3,000 new dwellings.


To shape Tauriko for Tomorrow we want to understand what you like about Tauriko today, what you would like to see protected or improved, and what you think the project team should consider in planning for the future. We’re also keen to find out what you think about the existing transport network, some options for the future transport system and speed limits on SH29. You can contact us at or through the contact us page to share your feedback and ideas.

The project page has more information and will be updated as the plans progress. Check out the latest news page for the latest project updates.