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Vision & Community Outcomes

In 2020, we worked closely with our communities to create a vision for our district. It describes our purpose which is to partner with the community to protect and care for the wellbeing of the district and its people. 

We also created four community outcomes. To make our vision a reality, these are the things we need to achieve. The spatial plan is important because it will help us to do just that.

Our vision is what we are striving for, our community outcomes are what we need to achieve to make this a reality, and our spatial plan is how we get there.


Our Vision

Waipā Home of Champions: Building connected communities

Our community outcomes

The outcomes we want to achieve for Waipā all have community wellbeing at the heart.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata! – it’s all about people

  • Waipā is a great place to live, work, play and invest
  • We invest in hauora and support the great work community groups do
  • Waipā provides a high quality of life for current and future generations


The spatial plan will consider things like:

  • How we make Waipā a great place to live, work, play and invest – do we need better walking and cycling networks, more parks and playgrounds, more open spaces?
  • How we provide for current and future generations – do we need more retirement facilities, better medical services, more parks? 

Promoting our culture and heritage

  • We champion the unique history of Waipā
  • We have a high level of cultural awareness
  • We partner with Mana Whenua
  • We respect the cultural diversity in our district

The spatial plan will consider things like:

  • How we champion our history – does there need to be more investment into story telling programmes like Te Ara Wai Journeys?
  • How do we raise our cultural awareness – do we need to invest in free Te Reo Māori classes or cultural connection courses for people to take?

Protecting and sustaining our environment

  • Environmental awareness and responsibility is promoted within the community
  • We support programmes that promote environmental sustainability
  • We are responsive to climate change


The spatial plan will consider things like:

  • How we respond to climate change – do we need to invest in better walking and cycling networks and public transport systems to reduce our dependence on cars, do we need to do more to protect and enhance our peat lakes as they become warmer? 

Supporting a thriving, sustainable economy

  • We have financially sustainable decision making and work programmes
  • We provide new infrastructure as an economic stimulus for our district
  • Our services provide excellent value for money
  • We actively promote our district to enable development, employment and business opportunities
  • Waipā is a great place to invest and do business

The spatial plan will consider things like:

  • How we provide new infrastructure – what infrastructure do we need and how will we pay for it?
  • How we make Waipā a great place to invest and do business – does there need to be more investment in business development, do we need to review our zoning?