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This page contains a summary of the Ngunguru Structure Plan and a link to the full version of the document.
Updated: 9/07/2013 4:12 p.m.

This Structure Plan is a broad physical plan identifying areas for growth, protection, infrastructure and other community requirements over the next 20 years. The Structure Plan was adopted by Council in February 2009.


The area included in this Structure plan extends toinclude the existing Ngunguru residential settlement and surrounding rural and estuarine environments. The Ngunguru Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the role this particular settlement has as a service centre for settlements along the Matapouri coastal road.

It identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. The key elements are:

Live in Ngunguru

  •  promotong development that provides for protection of vegetation and landscape values in hills and backshore
  • providing for clustered residential and commercial settlement at Ngunguru
  • managing stormwater and flooding through the catchment
  • promoting the special lifestyle and character of the area.

Work in Ngunguru

  • promoting eco-tourism and coastal recreation activities at Ngunguru
  • promoting pedestrian activities in the community/commercial centre
  • encouraging economic rural activities in surrounding Countryside and Coastal Countryside
  • recognising the importance of the natural character and quality of the coastal marine area for tourism and eco-tourism. 

Play in Ngunguru 

  •  providing a network of walkways, unformed tracks, recreation access points and linkages through the area and the coastline north and south
  • enhancing opportunities to 'stop and stay' in Ngunguru by providing enhanced recreation and tourism facilities on the foreshore
  • recognising the active recreation and boating functions of the Ngunguru area
  • recognising the vulnerability of the beach system to erosion
  • recognising and maintaining the recreation values of the coastal marine area
  • maintain the coastal road as a 'scenic' experience, promoting pedestrian friendly access.

Protecting Ngunguru

  • enhancing water quality in the Ngunguru River and estuary
  • maintaining and enhancing important bush and habitat areas
  • promoting the lingterm protection and maintenance of Ngunguru Spit as a reserve
  • protecting significant outlooks and coastal margins viewed from the sea andother key vantage points
  • managing land use and infrastructure to enhance coastal water quality
  • protecting and managing impacts on waahi tapu andother sites of significanceto tangata whenua. 

Viewing the document 

Follow the link below to view the full version of the document.

Ngunguru Structure Plan [2.6mb]  



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