Te Tumu presents an opportunity to develop a new community
We are working with landowners to create a new coastal community in Papamoa East, to help support our city’s future growth.
Te Tumu is a place of great historic and cultural wealth, both for tangata whenua and European settlers. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the north, the Kaituna River and farmlands to the south, Te Tumu is well-positioned to connect the city to these resources.
Tauranga City Council is working closely with landowners, iwi and hapū to collaboratively decide what the future of Te Tumu might look like.
What we could see in Te Tumu
The vision is for Te Tumu to be a coastal community that celebrates its significant history and environmental richness. Te Tumu will provide new housing for approximately 15,500 people, with residential development aiming to start in 2024/25.
The proposed development will respect the Kaituna River and preserve the area’s natural character, while building a sustainable community around a proposed town centre (located within the adjoining Wairakei Residential Zone) and provide for areas to cater for employment, schools, sportsfields, walkways and cycleways.
Based on our investigations to date, approximately 400ha of the 740ha of land at Te Tumu could be developed. The balance of the land would be protected in order to preserve its natural and ecological importance and the cultural history of the area, and protect the future community from natural hazards.