Te Tumu is a project that joins landowners, developers and Tauranga City Council.
There are three main landowners in Te Tumu – from west to east:
- Tumu Kaituna 14 Trust – 241ha
- Totara Farm Park Joint Venture (Hickson Family and Carrus Corporation) – 171ha
- Ford Land Projects PTY Limited – 243ha.
Five other Māori land trusts and several smaller privately-owned general land holdings make up the remainder of the land within Te Tumu (105ha).
Tauranga City Council is working with all landowner groups as part of the development of the structure plan for Te Tumu.
Tauranga City Council’s role is to support the landowners in delivering their aspirations, while managing growth to meet the needs of a growing city, encouraging more choice in housing types and an efficient urban form, providing community and social infrastructure like parks and libraries, and ensuring the new coastal community is resilient to potential natural hazards like tsunami and flooding.
Here are the aspirations of the three main landowners for their individual development areas, and the project as a whole:
Tumu Kaituna 14 Trust aspirations
The main goal of Tumu Kaituna 14 Trust is to ensure that the beneficial owners retain ownership of the land for their future generations. The trust's website provides further information and detail about its vision and the development proposal. Visit the Tumu Kaituna 14 Trust website.
- Enable the owners to retain ownership of the majority of their lands for their future generations.
- Recognise and provide for opportunities for owners, whānau and the wider community to reflect the cultural heritage and history of their lands and the area.
- Promote and enable the establishment of uses, places and spaces that recognise and provide for the opportunities to reflect the cultural heritage and history of the area.
- Support the delivery of the SmartGrowth ‘live, learn, work and play’ philosophy.
- Ensure that the project and associated infrastructure is financially viable taking into account the Trust’s primary objective of retaining ownership of the majority of their lands for their future generations.
- Provide for a Papamoa East Town Centre that is wider than the defined town centre core/fringe (in the Wairakei urban growth area) and includes residential development and provides for wider employment opportunities.
- Provide for schooling, institutional uses, mixed use and residential opportunities that will support and complement both the town centre and wider Papamoa East areas.
- Ensure that the infrastructure provided to and within the Te Tumu urban growth area is:
- future-proofed to provide for future land use change and growth both within and around Te Tumu
- efficient, cost effective and fit for purpose
- resilient to natural hazard risks
- designed and delivered to accommodate future changes in infrastructure design and delivery methodologies and technology.
- Provide an integrated transportation network that:
- is future-proofed to provide for future land use change and urban growth both within and around Te Tumu
- accommodates the provision of on- and off-road cycling and public transportation
- enables efficient connectivity to and within the Te Tumu urban growth area.
- Ensure that constrained land (ecological, cultural, landscape, and natural hazards) is appropriately managed recognising that the Trust will retain ownership of these areas.
Totara Farm Park Joint Venture (Hickson Family and Carrus Corporation) aspirations
This group aspire to develop mainly residential and medium density zones, but are also open to retirement living and neighbourhood commercial areas to service the community.
- Highly motivated to advance to land development ahead of the current SmartGrowth timelines set out in the Regional Policy Statement.
- To assist Tauranga City Council in delivering the plan change process both in landowner consultation and cost sharing in a timely manner.
- To support Tauranga City Council’s expenditure for the Te Tumu plan change in the Annual Plan.
- To fund and construct the Te Okuroa Drive extension through Kaituna 14 land through to Carrus/Hickson boundary; and to be reimbursed a fair percentage.
- Totara Farm Park Joint Venture support bringing forward Tauranga Eastern Link four-way interchange construction to 2020/21 as this transport link is a key component to faster urban growth in Te Tumu.
- To begin detailed earthworks design for the Totara Farm Park JV land during the structure planning process.
- To apply for an earthworks consent once structure planning has been completed and to carry out Earthworks in 2019 on road corridors and extent of Earthworks for Carrus Stage 1 development area.
- Comfortable with targeting a minimum lot yield of 15 lots/ha provided that there is flexibility to deliver more or less yield per ha in accordance with market demand.
- Totara Farm Park Joint Venture will target construction provision for minimum 100 lots p.a. across 15 years or as market requires.
- Aspire to develop mainly residential and medium density zones but also open to retirement living and neighbourhood commercial zones.
Ford Land Projects PTY Limited aspirations
The Ford family aspire to utilise the best available urban design and architecture techniques to create a harmonious relationship between humans and the environment. They want to build a sustainable community and provide a high standard of living for a very large cross-section of the community, supplying housing options for a range of incomes and demographics.
- To utilise the best available urban design and architecture techniques to create a harmonious relationship between humans and the environment.
- To build a sustainable community. Provide a high standard of living for a large cross-section of the community and supply housing options for a range of incomes and demographics.
- To increase residential density through a range of residential typologies. A mix of residential building types including single family homes, apartments, townhouses/duplexes, courtyard houses and multi-family homes. This will include studios and one and two bedroom accommodation.
- To support the delivery of SmartGrowth’s strategy principles, including the ‘live, learn, work, and play’ philosophy.
- To implement placemaking approaches – create public spaces that promote people's health, happiness and wellbeing.
- To ensure the human experience is at a premium with generous cycling and pedestrian provision (footpaths of at least 3 metres).
- To create a highly liveable environment that celebrates the proximity of the sea and the river.
- To provide diversity and open spaces for the public with a strong neighbourhood focus.
- To create a ‘fine grain’ pattern of blocks to create a visually interesting environment, promote walkability, community interaction, vitality and safety.
- To deliver a series of green streets that offer an ‘under canopy’ experience. The green streets and pedestrian network will allow high-quality walking and cycling experiences.
- A pedestrian-friendly feel of this community, walking to amenities will be 5-10 minutes, minimising automobile usage.
- Local identity and acknowledgement of the Māori and European history through the establishment of cultural and historic areas within The Sandhills including pa, middens, flax mills, outdoor sculptures, Kaituna River wetlands access and white baiting.
- Good connectivity within the development and surrounding areas via the Kaituna Link and Tauranga Eastern Link.
- Express public transportation from Papamoa East to Tauranga, Rotorua and Te Puke. This will allow people to access jobs in the western Bay of Plenty, which has an ever-increasing workforce due to more horticulture, processing plants and packhouses establishing in the area.
- Easy access to Rotorua airport via the Kaituna Link. With the predicted population increase, direct flights from Rotorua to Sydney are likely to be reintroduced. The Te Tumu community will benefit significantly from the Kaituna Link’s access to the Tauranga Eastern Link.
- A transport corridor, to allow for a future streetcar/bus network to allow rapid transit; provide access along the coast from The Sandhills to Mount Maunganui; and to connect the town and neighbourhood centres throughout Te Tumu and Papamoa.
- An integrated and long-term approach to infrastructure, including 36 metre wide spine roads, so that future transport options are not closed off to the community.
Last Reviewed: 13/07/2020