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Whangarei Growth Strategy

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This page contains information about the 30/50 Whangarei Growth Strategy and the Implementation Plan.
Updated: 12/11/2019 12:10 p.m.

A growing district

Over recent years our District has grown. More people have moved to our District, new houses have been built and new jobs have been created.

As we look to the future, growth and development are likely to continue because Whangarei is such an attractive place to live.

Recent growth and development have put pressure on our communities. The pace of change is a challenge and, if left unmanaged, continued growth and development will threaten what our communities value about our District.

It is important that we respond to growth. New government policy requires us to do so. However, if we also fail to provide enough land and infrastructure to support housing and business development, we may harm the sustainability of our economy, see further house price increases and more affordability issues.

What does this Growth Strategy do?

This Growth Strategy sets out our response to future growth. It establishes a framework for how we will manage and accommodate development, whilst still maintaining the important values of our District.

Draft Whangarei District Growth Strategy [4.55mb]

Draft Whangarei District Growth Strategy Summary [291kb]

This Growth Strategy provides an integrated vision for how our District will grow and develop over the next 30 years. It sets out actions which will help ensure that our planning, infrastructure investments and decision making is coordinated and supports a vibrant, attractive and thriving District.

Feedback period is now closed.

Feedback period closed at 5pm on Monday 24 June 2019.

The feedback we have received will be incorporated into a final version of this Strategy which will shape the future of our District.

However, it doesn’t end there. We are required to review this Strategy every three years.

We will also be producing a series of monitoring reports each year. These will provide an opportunity to seek ongoing feedback from you.

Please view additional information under the 'Resources' heading at the top right of this page.

Viewing current Strategy Documents

The strategy documents are too large to display as single documents, so the chapters are listed individually under the headings below. To view them, click on the '+' next to each heading to display the contents of that section.

Each individual document opens in a new window.



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