Tauranga is projected to grow by approximately 78,500 residents over the 50 years from 2013 to 2063. This will require approximately 49,300 new dwellings to be constructed over the same period.
We’re going to need a lot more houses, more schools, parks and playgrounds, and our waters and transport infrastructure will need to be able to cater for a lot more users. We’re working on all these things through different projects, to ensure we preserve what we love about our city but also seize the chance to build and improve on it, so that we can all enjoy the benefits of our growth: choice and opportunity.
We want you to be involved in planning the future for Tauranga and we’ll be engaging with you over the next few years to shape it. By working together, we can make our journey through growth that much more enjoyable.
Growth planning initiatives and projects
To provide for growth, we are progressing a range of projects, on our own and through the SmartGrowth partnership, and as part of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI). This ranges from greenfield development in new urban growth areas to residential intensification in older urban areas through spatial planning and plan changes.
These projects will help Tauranga City meet Government requirements for urban land supply, whereby growth councils must have at least 10 years’ worth of zoned land supply available at any one time.