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 the planners have prepared a draft ‘Concept Plan’ for Tuakau which is being presented to the community for comment at an open day on 27 March 2014 at the Tuakau Town Hall.
Feedback on the ‘Concept Plan’ will be used together with technical assessments by specialist consultants, in the preparation of a draft Tuakau Structure Plan by the middle of year.
During the second half of 2014 there will be a further round of consultation on the draft Structure Plan before it is finalised by the end of the year.
Draft Concept Plan Proposal for the Wide Tuakau Area and Town Centre
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.