Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council’s main role in this project is to deliver a structure plan for the new urban growth area and associated City Plan changes. Tauranga City Council would then deliver infrastructure to the boundary of the development, where we estimate houses could start being built in 2022 or 2023.

Structure planning is a type of spatial planning for urban areas. It takes a big picture approach to the development or redevelopment of larger areas – identifying what constraints there may be on the land and what areas are suitable for housing, what development could look like and where infrastructure needs to go. It pulls the pieces of the puzzle together and ensures the area functions as a whole.

The structure planning work for the Tauriko West area will look at:

The structure planning work will look at:

The type and location of land uses that will be permitted, including development type, density and staging

Multi-modal transport links and connectivity such as roading, public transport, cycle and pedestrian access

The location, type, scale and staging of infrastructure required including stormwater, water and sewerage

How new development and growth will fit with infrastructure and existing urban development

Landscape character specifically around the Waiora River, and the associated amenity it could provide

How Cultural values will be taken into consideration

Reserves and open space networks

Identifying how natural hazards, such as flooding or landslips, could impact the area and how to protect the community from them

The protection of sites, features or values which may be cultural, ecological, historical or amenity related

How we provide community facilities in the area or how we give access to existing facilities in other areas

Locating areas where historical contamination may have occurred (e.g. old scrap yards, landfills, orchards) and may constrain future land use

Provision and location of electricity, gas, broadband

Throughout the process we will be going out to the community and stakeholders to provide information and gather ideas and feedback. This will include open days and workshops, surveys and regular updates via mail, email and on this website.

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