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.


While much of the progress on the Tauriko for Tomorrow project has not been visible to the public over the past two years, works continued. The change to the urban limits line (Bay of Plenty Regional Council) and the local government boundary alteration (Western Bay of Plenty District Council) have been completed, while investigations such as geotechnical, stormwater and environmental assessments for the new community at Tauriko West, continue.

As we progress the various components of the project, community and stakeholder engagement are essential to gather feedback and provide information.

Tauriko for Tomorrow pop-up

Learn about the project, speak to the project team and share your thoughts.

Wednesday, 12 May to Sunday, 16 May 2021
11am – 4pm
Tauranga Crossing,
Opposite the Garden Eateries (downstairs)

You can contact us at or through the contact us page.