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Building new communities

Catering for Tauranga’s and the western Bay of Plenty’s growth includes creating new communities in yet undeveloped areas on the outskirts of the city: new urban growth areas.

We are working on planning the development and delivery of two new large urban growth areas (new suburbs): Te Tumu in the east (7,000 forecast dwellings) and Tauriko West in the west (3,000 forecast dwellings) with development planned to start in 2023.

These projects aim at creating thriving communities that allows people to live, work, learn and play locally. They look at how we can provide more housing along with amenities such as schools, reserves, cycle and walkways, access to shopping and community facilities, connection to employment, and transport infrastructure. 

We work on these projects with SmartGrowth partners (Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Tangata Whenua) along with other key agencies such as the NZ Transport Agency, Bay of Plenty District Heath Board, the Ministry of Education and utilities providers.

Last Reviewed: 04/04/2019


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