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Tauriko West, Belk Road, Keenan Road and Tara Road

The Tauranga City boundary is being altered to include four areas of land currently located within Western Bay of Plenty District boundary - Tauriko West, Belk Road, Keenan Road and Tara Road.

The boundary alteration has been considered and decided by the Local Government Commission.

On 1 January 2021, Tauriko West was transferred to the Tauranga City Council, from the Western Bay of Plenty District Council jurisdiction. Keenan Road, Belk Road and Tara Road areas were transferred on Monday, 1 March 2021. All four boundaries changes have now taken effect. 

Tauriko West Boundary Change

Tauriko West
Belk Road

Belk Road
Keenan Road

Keenan Road
Tara Road

Tara Road

Planning on developing land within this area?

There is a transition period that applies to the properties located within these areas. Once the land is transferred into Tauranga City Council jurisdiction the regulatory requirements of Tauranga City Council do not apply immediately.

If your property has recently transferred from the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area to Tauranga City Council you need to take a look at the Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s policies and bylaws as they still apply to your property. Click to view these policies and bylaws. If you have any questions please call our Policy Team on 07 577 7000.

Please contact Tauranga City Council for any enquiries relating to your land. The following information identifies what regulatory requirements apply to your site.

Resource Consents

Until such a time as these areas have been rezoned the Western bay of Plenty District Plan still applies, however, all correspondence and processing of an application is the responsibility of Tauranga City Council. 

Type of query Organisation responsible Contact details
Planning queries: Tauranga City Council Duty Planner dutyplanner@tauranga.govt.nz
Pre-application meetings: Tauranga City Council Pre-application meeting request form
Lodgement of consent: Tauranga City Council Resource consent application 
Processing of consent: Tauranga City Council  
Relevant District Plan: Western Bay of Plenty District Council District Plan
NB Until the land is re-zoned through a plan change process with TCC.
Processing fees and charges: Western Bay of Plenty District Council Lodgement fees and Charges
NB these will change to TCC in the new financial year 1 July 2021
Monitoring of consents: Tauranga City Council EMAC@tauranga.govt.nz 
Variation of existing consents Tauranga City Council Resource consent application
Section 223 and 224 application Tauranga City Council 224c Lodgement Checklist for Post Subdivision 

Environmental Regulation Team

The Tauranga City Council Environmental regulation team deals with a number of regulatory matters relating to parking and bylaws, food and alcohol licensing, noise complaints, Health Act matters and dog/animal services.

Initial enquiries into any of these matters can be made by calling or emailing the Tauranga City Council’s Contact Centre on 07 577 7000 (which is a 24-hour service) or info@tauranga.govt.nz


If you would like to make direct contact with any of our teams, you can do so by contacting the following:


Renewals for licences (alcohol/food) will be dealt with by Tauranga City Council teams once the transfer of land has been formalised. It is suggested that if you hold such a licence, you make contact with the appropriate team to ensure we have your licence details and can assist with renewals when appropriate.

If you own a dog, your existing registration fee will continue until 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2021 (when registrations are due), Tauranga City Council’s dog registration fees will apply.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021,
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