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Waipu Township

Image for the Waipu Township Structure Plan page.
This page contains a summary of the Waipu Township Structure Plan and a link to the full version of it.
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 area included in the structure plan extends from Uretiti to Bream Tail. It includes a number of small clustered residential living environments along the east coast beaches surrounded by largely rural activity.

The Waipu Town Centre has been identified as a ‘hub’ or commercial service centre for these settlements. The Waipu Township Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the role this particular settlement has to service and provide community facilities for the wider coastal settlement area, including Waipu,
Langs Cove and Langs Beach.

The Waipu Township Structure Plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. The key elements of the Plan are:

Live in Waipu Township

  • providing for ongoing development at Waipu centre whilst recognising the heritage
  • promoting development that provides for protection of vegetation and landscape
    values along river and out to the coast and has regard to existing flood hazard
  • using natural and physical features and topography to define living boundaries
  • encouraging pedestrian (non-motorised vehicle) friendly settlement
  • establishing a long-term urban limit and highway buffer to contain sprawling growth.  

Work in Waipu Township

  • promoting tourism and the heritage settlement at Waipu
  • recognising Waipu as a significant commercial centre for the coastal environment
  • protecting the village atmosphere through traffic management
  • providing for local service businesses to support the village and wider coastal
  • recognising the importance of tourism and recreation
  • encouraging economic rural activities in surrounding Coastal Countryside.

Play in Waipu Township

  • recognising the active recreation and boating function of the Waipu area
  • recognising and maintaining the recreation values of the coastal marine area
  • providing a network of walkways, recreation access points and linkages through the area and to the coast
  • maintaining the coastal road as a scenic experience
  • promoting the coastal heritage experience.

Protecting Waipu Township

  • protecting and promoting the heritage values of the area
  • managing land use and infrastructure to enhance coastal water quality
  • protecting significant outlooks to the coast viewed from the key public vantage points
    (including the road).

Viewing the document

Follow the links below to view the full version of the document and accompanying map.

Waipu Township Structure Plan [563kb] 

Waipu Township Structure Plan map [1114kb]




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