Great information should lead to great plans that generate great results, and we have had a few of those in the past 10-20 years.
From cleaning up the harbour to bringing in kerbside recycling, from stunning walkways to huge events like the British and Irish Lions and Rugby World Cup – our District has seen heaps of development and improvements. We are asking you what you’d like to see on a list like this in another 10 years.
We’re making a new plan
To keep on top of new needs and developments, directions and knowledge and to make sure we know what is coming up, we review our 10-year-plan (Long Term Plan) every three years.
That means that much of the work due to happen in the next year or three has often been on the books for about 10 years, steadily getting closer all the time. It might be new infrastructure to accommodate population growth, or changes to the way we administer things. The projects outlined here are those that are currently in years 4-10 of our 2015-2025 Long Term Plan. It’s now time to review this and see if it’s on track and consider what may have changed since that plan was finalised in 2015.
Here’s a snapshot
- Reviewing our Walking and Cycling Strategy
- Exploring a new multi-story car park
- A working party to examine our seal extension programme
- New LED (light emitting diode) street lighting
- Road strengthening and safety work
- Maintaining and repairing sealed roads
- Upgrading the Cemetery Road Treatment Plant
- Telemetry upgrades to keep track of water levels
- Whau Valley pump station upgrade
- Completion of the new water treatment plant
- New reservoirs at Maungakaramea, Sergeants Hill, Ruakaka, Waipu, Dip and Three Mile Bush Roads
- Trunk watermain replacements
- New water tanker filling stations for rural areas
We will continue to provide transfer stations, kerbside collections, recycling, and education and to adapt changes as the community requires.
- A new sewer line in Kamo to allow for expansion
- New sewer pipes in Waipu Cove
- Extension of the Whangarei Heads Sewerage Scheme
- Telemetry system upgrades
- Kioreroa wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded in the next four years to cater for population increase.
- Plans are also in place to upgrade systems at Ngunguru, Ruakaka and Waipu
Parks and Recreation
- New playgrounds and neighbourhood gardens are planned in the high-growth parts of the District, like Tikipunga and Kamo.
- Several locations have been identified for skateparks over the coming years including, Ngunguru, Tikipunga, Kamo, Waipu
We want to hear from you
We’ve just summarised the information here. To find out more please go to our website heretowhere.co.nz and read the whole story. Then tell us what you think of what’s there.
Tell us before we draft a Plan for the next three years. Some things that you raise now may already be in the Plan, others may come up in the future, and some will come into the Plan after that.
If you get your ideas and suggestions in to us we can put them in the mix for consideration now.
Think, about next year, and the one after, five years from now and 10 years from now. Talk about it with friends and family and then… let us have it!
Face-to-face – public meetings around the District
We are going along to most resident and ratepayer groups and holding two Have Your Say Events. Find some time to come to a meeting, talk to us and provide your feedback.
Come along to one of the resident and ratepayer meetings
Monday 12 June – Tutukaka Coast R&R Association, Tutukaka Marina Office - 7pm
Tuesday 13 June – Ruakaka Parish R&R Association, Ruakaka Recreation Centre -7pm
Wednesday 14 June – Waipu R&R Association, St Peters Anglican Church -6.30pm
Thursday 15 June – Mangakahia Sports Ground Society, Mangakahia Sports Complex -6.30pm
Tuesday 20 June – Onerahi Community Association, Onerahi Community Hall - 7pm
Wednesday 21 June – Smeatons Drive Roopu, Smeatons Drive Community Hall - 6pm
Monday 26 June – Tikipunga Community Trust (Tiki Pride), Trinity Church Hall, cnr of Kiripaka Rd & Otuhiwai Crescent - 6.30pm
Tuesday 27 June – Hikurangi Friendship House Charitable Trust, 6pm, Hikurangi Hall
Wednesday 28 June – Parua Bay R&R Association, Parua Bay Community Centre - 7.30pm
Thursday 29 June – Kamo Community Inc, Kamo Club - 6.30pm
Sunday 2 July – Pataua Area R&R Association, Pataua Education Trust Building - 10.30am
Monday 3 July – Maungakaramea Sports Club, Tangihua Road - 6pm
Tuesday 4 July - The Pulse, 59 Raumanga Valley Road (Kahurangi Room) - 6pm
You can also register for one of our Have Your Say events.
Wednesday 5 July - Have Your Say Event
– Toll Stadium, Level 3 Lounge, 5:30pm
Tuesday 18 July - Have Your Say Event
– Cafler Suite, Forum North, 5:30pm
We may be adding more meetings, so keep an eye on our website, newspaper and our Facebook page for updates.