Western Bay of Plenty District Council

189 hectares of the proposed urban growth area at Tauriko West is located within the Western Bay of Plenty District and will need to be serviced by infrastructure such as pipes, roads and parks. It makes sense for the administration and services to be provided by the urban council, Tauranga City Council.

To help make this happen, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council has approved a proposal to the Local Government Commission to alter the boundary between Tauranga City and Western Bay at Tauriko West.

Council sought feedback from landowners, the community, hapu with an interest in Tauriko West and Tauranga Moana iwi authorities during July and August 2018, with the majority supporting the proposal. Tauranga City Council and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have also supported the proposal.

The Local Government Commission, which is independent of the councils involved, has the final say on the boundary alteration, and if the commission agrees to consider the proposal, it will be publicly notified in early 2019. A final decision is expected by mid-2019.

For more on the boundary alteration and role of Western Bay of Plenty District Council visit: http://www.westernbay.govt.nz/our-district/current-projects/Pages/Tauriko-for-tomorrow.aspx