Tauriko West is one of the large-scale communities planned to cater for the western Bay of Plenty’s growth, and expected to provide approximately 4000 much needed new homes. Up to 2400 homes will be enabled through the Tauriko Enabling Works, a programme of work delivered together by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport and Tauranga City Council.
These upgrades will improve safety at intersections of State Highway 29 with Redwood Lane, Belk Road and Cambridge Road. They will enable development within Tauriko West, support continued development of Tauriko Business Estate, and improve access to public transport, walking and cycling.
The Tauriko Enabling Works are one piece of a much bigger picture when it comes to transportation and movement of people and goods throughout the Bay of Plenty. Every day, approximately 20,000 vehicles travel along SH29 between Redwood Lane and Cambridge Road, to and from other parts of the city and region. It’s already a busy route, crucial for local communities, including residents, freight, and those travelling to and from Tauranga across the Kaimai Range. A route that needs to be safe and provide reliable travel times for everyone.