Here to Where Whangarei - Slide.
Hihiaua Peninsula - Waiarohia.
Hihiaua Peninsula - Waiarohia
Water Street Car park alongside the Growers Market.
Water Street Car park alongside the Growers Market
Hihiaua Central Precinct.
Hihiaua Central Precinct
Cafler Park.
Cafler Park
Hihiaua Peninsula – Hatea Loop.
Hihiaua Peninsula – Hatea Loop
Kamo Cycleway.
Kamo Cycleway

We’ve got a plan

Our  Long Term Plan 2018-28 (LTP) will set the direction we’re heading in for the next 10 years.  We’ve created a draft plan and we now need your feedback on it. You can see what has been proposed in the Consultation Document, the concurrent consultations and detail that supports these. This website outlines some of the key information and provides the detailed documents that support it. Take a look and tell us what you think so we can finalise the plan.

Read the documents  or Give us your feedback 

What’s in the plan?

As we built this plan, we gathered information from all sorts of sources including Statistics New Zealand, economic reports, government agencies and all the existing strategies, plans and policies that guide our work.

This gave us a good idea of the current and future needs of our District, how and what to plan for, what to adapt to and what to provide. We added your feedback from early engagement and shaped it into a draft plan.

Read the documents  or Give us your feedback 

What’s changed?

This plan continues the path set in the Long Term Plan 2015-25. To accommodate things that have changed since that plan was developed, some new requests or additional funding for existing projects have now been proposed.

The following outlines our preferred option for these activities. This aligns with our Infrastructure Strategy and the financial parameters proposed in this plan.

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Tell us what you think

To deliver on the feedback we received from you during our early engagement in 2017, this draft plan addresses the three key issues we identified.

  1. We have prioritised investment in our core infrastructure to ensure that we keep up with renewals and maintenance and we are seeking your feedback on our proposal to focus on stormwater.
  2. We are getting set-up for the future and we are seeking your feedback on the location of a new civic centre.
  3. We are making sure we keep our place nice and make it even better to live here and we are seeking your feedback on increases to our community-led projects funding.

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Read all about it

This Consultation Document outlines what we are proposing for the next 10 years. It has been created using the LTP 2015-25 as a base and then adjusted to reflect feedback from our community, received during our early engagement phase in mid-2017.

We want you to tell us what you think of this plan, the choices we have outlined, the projects and what we are proposing. We are also consulting on changes to our fees and charges and various policies.  You can view all of the supporting documents below.

Give us your feedback 

Giving us your feedback

As you can see, we have had to make some big decisions to fit within our budgets. We want you to tell us how you think we should spend rates money but we also need you to be mindful that the more we do, the more rates funding will be needed. If one project comes in or is moved forward, another project must go or be moved back.

All feedback is considered public under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, so it may be published and made available to elected members and the public. Your feedback will not be returned to you once lodged with Council. If you want a copy of the feedback form, please make sure that you leave us a valid email address.

Public Meetings

A series of public meetings have been scheduled and we look forward to hearing from you over the next month.

  • Sunday 4 March 2018​, 10:30am – ​Pataua Outdoor Education Centre 17 Aubrey Road, Pataua North
  • ​Monday 5 March 2018, 7:00pm – ​Parua Bay Community Centre
  • Tuesday 6 March 2018, 6:30pm – The Pulse Raumanga
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7:00pm – ​​Ngunguru Hall
  • ​Thursday 8 March 2018, 6:30pm – ​Mangakahia Sports Complex
  • Saturday 10 March 2018, 6:30am ​ – ​Growers Market (Information Stand)
  • Monday 12 March 2018, 6:30pm​ – ​​Trinity Church Hall Tikipunga
  • ​Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7:30pm – ​Ruakaka Rec Centre
  • Thursday 15 March 2018, 6:30pm – ​Ruatangata Public Hall
  • Monday 19 March 2018, 7:00pm – ​Kamo Bowling Club
  • Tuesday 20 March 2018, 6:00pm – Onerahi Community Hall
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018, 6:30pm – ​Te Kura o Otangarei William Jones Drive
  • Friday 23 March 2018, 6:00pm – ​Oakura Hall
  • ​Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6:30pm – ​​Hikurangi Memorial Hall
  • ​Wednesday 28 March 2018, 7:30pm – ​​St Peters Anglican Church, 10 Nova Scotia Drive, Waipu


Tell us if you want to speak at a Have Your Say Event or Hearing. Make sure all of your information is included in your feedback.

Have Your Say Event

Thursday 5 April 2018, 6:00pm to 9:30pm – Cafler Suite, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei


Friday 20 April 2018 – Council Chambers, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei


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