This will be a blueprint for the Waipā district for the next 30-plus years. It will provide the foundation for all of our future planning, help us identify opportunities for growth and investment and help us to prioritise where and how we invest.
It is also so much more than that, it’s about placemaking, shaping what we want our towns and villages to look and feel like. It’s about connecting people and the places they share, live, work, play and invest in, and it is about making our community a place to be proud of.
There’s a lot to consider when creating this plan including:
Our natural and built environments – this is our towns as well as our mountains, rivers and rural areas
The wellbeing of our communities and how well they could manage and recover from periods of change or disaster
How stable and resilient our economy is and well it can cope with change
Our phenomenal growth and its impacts on our district, and
The impacts of climate change.
We’ll use what you told us during the development of our vision and community outcomes and what we currently know about our district as a starting point. From there, we will need your help to develop the community spatial plan and help shape our future Waipā.
We can’t do this alone, after all this is your community. Together, we can successfully deliver on our vision to be the Home of Champions, and to build connected Waipā communities.
Garry DyetWaipā District Council Chief Executive