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Key Issues

This page contains information about the man-made and natural environments which need to be taken into account in the Sustainable Futures Sub-regional Growth Strategy.
Updated: 22/07/2010 12:41 p.m.

Population growth

The Whangarei District has experienced significant growth over the period 2001 to 2008. This recent growth has resulted in widespread development throughout the district.

The diagram below graphically illustrates the scattered nature of this development, with land development occurring throughout the district, including ribbon development along the coast and along transport corridors, sporadic development on the urban fringes, and scattered rural residential development throughout the rural and coastal areas.

Follow the link below to view a larger version of this diagram.

 Subdivision Pattern 1996 - 2008 [167kb]

This growth (along with future growth) presents both challenges and opportunities to our communities, businesses and governing bodies. These include challenges (and opportunities) for:

  • the timely and efficient provision of infrastructure.
  • managing cumulative environmental effects.
  • ensuring social and cultural wellbeing.

There are separate information pages on this website for each of these 3 topics. Select from the following list to link to them.

InfrastructureEnvironmental EffectsSocial and Cultural Wellbeing  




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