Tauriko Enabling Works

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Tauriko Enabling Works

The Tauriko Enabling Works include safety upgrades at intersections of State Highway 29 with Redwood Lane, Belk Road and Cambridge Road.

The Enabling Works form the initial stage of the Tauriko Network Plan, which includes the replacement of the SH29 Omanawa bridge, public transport prioritisation corridor improvements, a new SH29 and the revocation of the existing SH29. 

The Tauriko Enabling Works include:

  • a new intersection with traffic lights on SH29 at Tauriko Village to provide access to the northern part of Tauriko West
  • widening of SH29 between the new intersection at Tauriko Village and Cambridge Road, including provision of a new shared walking and cycling path along the northern side of SH29
  • an upgrade of the existing SH29/Cambridge Road intersection with traffic lights and a new connection to Whiore Avenue for buses, people walking and cycling only
  • a new footpath along the southern side of Whiore Avenue and provision for future bus stops
  • a new roundabout at SH29/Redwood Lane, which will connect to Tauriko Business Estate via Kaweroa Drive and provide access to the southern part of Tauriko West via Redwood Lane
  • a new shared path connecting Redwood Lane to Kaweroa Drive crossing underneath SH29, and
  • closure of the existing SH29/Belk Road intersection, with traffic redirected through Tauriko Business Estate to the new SH29/Redwood Lane roundabout.

Key Dates

Oct 2023 RFT Open
Feb 2024 Contract Award
Mar 2024 Construction Commencement
Mar 2027 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

The Tauriko Enabling Works are funded through a multi-party agreement between central government, Tauranga City Council, and private developers. This includes funding from Tauranga City Council, NZTA, Kāinga Ora, and other developers of the Tauriko West Urban Growth Area.


Procuring Agency: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Successful Tenderer: Downer Group


Feb 2024 Downer Group was awarded a NZ$143.9 million contract for works on the project.
Mar 2024 Construction commenced on the project. Works were expected to take three years.
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Traditional Procurement |
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Tauriko Enabling Works