Smiths Farm – Strategic Land Advisory and Surplus Land DisposalBethlehem, Tauranga

Project Details

  • Project Name: Smiths Farm – Strategic Land Advisory and Surplus Land Disposal
  • Client: Tauranga City Council
  • Location: Bethlehem, Tauranga
  • Building Size: Tauranga City Council’s largest infill development opportunity
    250+ lots
  • Completed: Business Case and Development Feasibility Complete 2016
  • Services Provided: Property Advisory
    Development Management


Tauranga City Council engaged Veros to investigate 12 hectares of surplus land for a major infill development. The land, known as Smiths Farm, would provide the opportunity to bring on line a new residential community for over 500 people.


The Smiths Farm land presented an excellent development opportunity, but was not without challenges. The development of the land in a largely rural residential area necessitated extensive stakeholder engagement with the local community. A servicing strategy and access partnership with NZTA was also required to facilitate safe and effective access to the site. Veros was engaged to work through the site complexities and provide a recommended way forward to develop the land.

Veros identified different options for the potential development of the Smiths Farm site, and developed feasibility studies for the range of development options.