St Thomas Estate FAQ’s

Can I build now?

Yes, Title are available for all Lots.

Will property owners need sign-off from St Thomas Estate on house plans before applying for building consent?

Yes, this will form part of the Covenants

Can I choose my own builder?

Yes, but they must meet the terms of the Covenant that will be registered against your title.

Will there be fibre cabling?


Who pays for fences?

Fencing is the responsibility of the purchaser, other than the perimeter of the subdivision, where fencing will be provided by the developer and included in the section purchase.

In Stage 2 Lots 51 – 56 will have a 1.8m wooden fence erected on their rear boundary.
Lots 39 – 45 and 47 – 51 will have a 1.8m architectural look Allan Block fence along the Joyce Road & Pyes Pa Road boundaries.

What is an Allan Block fence?

An AB fence is a no mortar, concrete block fencing system that uses maintenance free interlocking blocks to create an effective acoustic barrier, providing security and privacy.

The mix of profiles and block sizes creates a stunning fence that will introduce visitors to the classy, boutique subdivision inside.

What is the distance to schools?

0.0km   Aquinas College
1.7km    Proposed Kennedy Road Primary School
2.1km    ACG School
2.7km    Greenpark Primary School
3.5km    Greerton Primary School
5.4km    Tauranga Girls College
6.8km    Tauranga Boys College
7.3km    Tauranga Intermediate
7.5km    Pyes Pa School
7.6km    St Mary’s

How far away are the shops?

1.5km    Pyes Pa Shopping Centre – Mixed retail suburban shopping plus; Doctors, Dentist, Pharmacy, Gym and Childcare
3.5km    Greerton Village – Retail and commercial
6.1km    The Crossing, Tauriko – Supermarket & big box retail including; PAK’n’SAVE, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming.

How long does it take to get into Tauranga city?

It is a 10 minutes drive via the Route K toll road. Toll $1.80/car

Are there existing bus services to Pyes Pa?


What do you mean by “security through design”?

No through traffic, all residents access their properties through an internal loop road, with one roadway entrance/exit, a full perimeter fence on Pyes Pa Road and Joyce Road and an open streetscape.

Where is the Battle of Te Ranga memorial reserve?

On the corner of Pyes Pa and Joyce Roads, to the south of St Thomas Estate.

What about parks & reserves?

The Aquinas College playing fields are on the northern boundary of St Thomas Estate, with access via a walkway.

Opposite St Thomas Estate, on Joyce Road, is Merrick Farm, which is owned by Tauranga City Council and the site of a proposed future recreation reserve.

Will St Thomas Estate always remain boutique and special?

There are 65 lots in the St Thomas Estate development. That have been designed to create a special sense of community. We have ensured that the subdivision will remain boutique and special for generations to come.