Tauranga is no longer a small coastal town. The number of people living in Tauranga has doubled in the last 30 years. We are still growing with another 45,000+ people expected over the next 30 years.
We want to work with you, the community, and our partners to develop a blueprint for growth within the Te Papa peninsula, to provide greater housing choice, supported by more sustainable movement choices, local amenities and infrastructure.
This is only one of many projects that helps us to plan for the future of Tauranga. By working together, we can make our journey through growth much more enjoyable.
The Te Papa peninsula was selected as it is centrally located and already has infrastructure for schools, parks and water, opportunity to improve transport to support growth and is low risk from natural hazards. Enabling more people to live in Te Papa makes good use of these existing investments.
What are we doing?
Together we will develop a plan (known as a spatial framework) to support growth within the peninsula. We’re also working on changing the city plan rules to enable this future.
This work will include:
- Planning for the public amenities, infrastructure and community initiatives needed to support a larger population, to be funded through the Long Term Plan
- Looking at where in the peninsula it would make sense to enable greater housing density
- Changing the rules to give people the choice to build more varied types of homes like townhouses and duplexes and mid-rise apartment buildings in areas where they are supported by appropriate amenities
- Fostering private investment and development in the area.
Last Reviewed: 21/01/2020