A structure plan provides a long term framework for the future growth and development of a particular area. The Council is presently working on the structure plans for Tuakau and Ngaruawahia.
Tuakau Structure Plan
A structure plan is currently being prepared for Tuakau with the input and support of local residents, iwi and key stakeholders. This plan will set out the layout of land uses, key infrastructure and transport links and provide a thirty year planning framework for the future growth of Tuakau.
At this stage, we are at an early stage and busy with information gathering and a first round of consultation with residents, iwi and key stakeholders. A planning options workshop was held on 10 October 2013 with those residents, iwi and key stakeholder that are keen to participate in the planning at a more detailed level.
Following further work and consultation on draft plans during 2014, we are aiming to finalise the plan by the end of 2014.
Ngaruawahia Structure Plan
The purpose of the structure plan will be to provide a long term 50 year planning framework for the future development and redevelopment of the wider Ngaruawahia area. The plan will set out in broad terms, the layout of land uses, key infrastructure and transport links. Another aim of the plan will be to provide for the sustainable management of the area’s environmental and heritage resources.
Ngaruawahia township should not be seen in isolation and the surrounding areas play a substantial part in the fabric of the town through schooling, community services, business and retail. Settlements such as Glen Massey, Taupiri and Horotiu along with the rural communities in between will, in some form, contribute to the future development and structure of Ngaruawahia. The area that is being considered as part of the structure plan is shown on the attached map.
A series of information days were held in Ngaruawahia, Glen Massey, Horotiu and Taupiri in August, with a further one for Te Kowhai on 14 October 2013 from 3-7pm.