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Prior studies

A Te Tumu Strategic Planning Study has already been completed, identifying the main opportunities, constraints and situational context of developing at Te Tumu.

Te Tumu was originally identified by SmartGrowth as one of seven potential areas for urban development to cater for the western Bay of Plenty’s growth.

To determine whether Te Tumu was appropriate for development, in 2015-16 Tauranga City Council undertook a strategic planning study of the area.

This study considered resource management and planning constraints, infrastructure requirements and costs, financial viability and tangata whenua engagement. It also looked at potential population and employment, requirements for future reserves and community facilities, and housing.

The Te Tumu Strategic Planning Study determined there are no fatal flaws in continuing to progress towards structure planning within Te Tumu and opening up the growth area for development post 2021. This will be in accordance with requirements in the Regional Policy Statement.

We’re currently in the phase of developing a detailed structure planning exercise, and Schedule 1 Resource Management Act plan change processes. We are doing this in close consultation with landowners, iwi and hapu. The results of our assessments can be found in the documents below:

Last Reviewed: 21/03/2018

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