Date: 20 March 2020
The Local Government Commission is inviting submissions from members of the public in relation to a proposed change in the boundary between Western Bay of Plenty District and Tauranga City at Tauriko West.
The proposed change was requested in an application made to the Commission by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council in November 2018.
The Commission has considered the application and, on the basis of its investigations to date, considers that the change would be an appropriate one. It is, however, providing an opportunity for the community to have input before it makes any final decisions.
A brief statement setting out the details of the proposal, including a map showing the affected area is available online at www.lgc.govt.nz and on the websites of the Western Bay of Plenty District and Tauranga City councils. Hard copies are available at the offices of both councils and at public libraries.
The effect of the proposal is that an area of approximately 189 hectares at Tauriko West that is currently within the district will become part of the city. It is expected that this land will then become available for residential development.
People wanting further information can phone the Commission’s office on (04) 460 2228.
The closing date for submissions is 17 April 2020.
People wishing to make submissions can do so either:
By email to:
or post to:
The Local Government Commission, PO Box 5362, Wellington 6140
Chief Executive Officer