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Inner Harbour Erosion Project

This is a joint study between Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. It is part of a wider hazard research program and looks at erosion processes on inner harbour landforms (cliffs/shores) and estimated erosion rates.

The areas of the City included in the study are parts of Matua, Hairini, Maungatapu and Whareroa. The completed study produced high level erosion risk maps in order to provide an understanding of financial risk to properties in the above areas from coastal erosion. The maps show this risk as either low, medium or high over two timeframes, 20 years (2035) and 100 years (2115).

Frequently Asked Questions (153kb pdf)

To search for your property to see the inner harbour erosion risk please use the Tauranga City Council Map Viewer (Mapi)

How to view the Inner Harbour Erosion Project layer on Mapi (696kb docx)

Tauranga Inner Harbour Erosion Report


Last Reviewed: 12/04/2016