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Important conversations to be had around Waipā’s way ahead

Waipā District Council is sending out teams of elected members and staff to 11 towns and villages for at least 22 events to gather public input for a 30-year plan on how the district manages growth and development.

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Ōhaupō earmarked for growth, Karāpiro a tourism hub in draft plan

Ōhaupō has been signalled as an area for future growth and Karāpiro as a hub for tourism in a draft plan for the future of the district.

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Ahu Ake a finalist in geospatial awards

Waipā’s first spatial plan is up for a major award less than half-way through its development.

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Community 'disconnect'

The plan for Karāpiro has taken at least one Waipā councillor by surprise but another who works there says the community has felt disconnected for years.

Photo and article in the Cambridge News. Read more here.

10-minute neighbourhoods, growing ‘up’ not ‘out’ important for future

Tackling climate change, creating 10-minute neighbourhoods, and growing ‘up’ rather than ‘out’ are some of the key themes that could help shape the future of Waipā.

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Why spatial plans are vital 

Waipā District Council strategy group manager, Kirsty Downey, speaks to Mary-Ann Gill of the Cambridge News about Ahu Ake - Waipā Community Spatial Plan.

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Karāpiro changes ahead

Within 30 years Ōhaupō will be a small town growing to the north and Karāpiro will have a new school in a thriving village hub.

Photo and article in the Cambridge News. Read more here.

Council a winner at major geospatial awards

Waipā District Council has won a top geospatial award for its early work on the development of Ahu Ake – Waipā Community Spatial Plan.

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Exploring the future of Waipā

The Waipā District is growing rapidly and by 2050 it is anticipated it will be home to an additional 25,000 people. What would happen if that growth occurred even faster than expected?

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