Plans

Plans outline the activities we need to do to achieve the goals and objectives defined in our strategies.

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The Annual Plan sets out our budget and how we will finance activities and services for the upcoming financial year.  

About the Annual Plan process

When we plan our spending for the next financial year, we review the previous year’s financial performance, updated financial figures, cost increases and inflation as well as resource requirements and availability. This gives us the information we need to make any adjustments to the upcoming year’s Annual Plan.

We also take into account any new issues and review progress towards the ten year objectives as set by the Long Term Plan.

The City Core Precinct Plan aims to provide an attractive and supportive city centre for residents, businesses, employees and visitors.

Our City Core Precinct Plan is flexible. It outlines what we could achieve but does not tie us to solutions that might not be suitable if rushed. 

The benefit to this approach is that we can have a list of projects, and based on the ‘climate’, can work alongside private businesses and developers to achieve the best outcome for our city centre.

The above video gives an overview of the City Core Precinct Plan.

As part of the Whangarei Coastal Management Strategy, Coastal Structure Plans were developed for 10 high priority coastal settlements. 

A Coastal Structure Plan is an informal document that was developed after consultation with the public. Each plan seeks to guide future development in the area it covers over the next 20 years. 

The plans include:

  • statements about how the community wants their town or village to look in the future
  • the values the community holds
  • the special features in their area that should be protected. 

It is expected that the zoning set out in the Coastal Structure Plans will be incorporated into the District Plan, if and when it is required.

Marsden Point and Ruakākā Structure Plan

The Marsden Point and Ruakākā Structure Plan identifies the outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area based on the growth of work opportunities.

This plan illustrates the ultimate development potential over time of an area in Ruakākā. It would create a satellite for Whangārei based on the requirements of the port at Marsden Point. Sufficient industrial land is proposed and zoned to cater for the growth of imports and exports as well as ancillary industrial uses.

The plan also recognises that people working in the area should be able to live, shop and play there. Large residential areas, open space and business development should be available to support this.

Marsden Point and Ruakākā Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 801KB)

Marsden Point and Ruakākā Coastal Structure Plan Map(PDF, 215KB)

Appendix 1: Population and Employment Growth(PDF, 3MB)

Appendix 2: Takahiwai Coastline Study(PDF, 519KB)

Appendix 3: Water Infrastructure Report(PDF, 4MB)

Appendix 4: Integrated Transport Assessment(PDF, 4MB)

Appendix 4(a): Transport Assessment - Planning and Policy Considerations(PDF, 860KB)

Appendix 4(b): Transport Assessment - Land Use Capacities(PDF, 447KB)

Appendix 4(c): Transport Assessment - Predicted Traffic Volume Plots(PDF, 415KB)

Appendix 4(d): Transport Assessment - Intersection Modelling Results(PDF, 1000KB)

Appendix 5: Marsden Town Centre Land Demand Analysis Guidelines(PDF, 228KB)

You can request a printed copy of the complete document, by contacting any of our Service Centres or phone us on 09 430 4200.

Matapōuri and Woolleys Bay Structure Plan

The area covered by the Structure Plan extends south from Sandy Bay to the mouth of the Ngunguru River. It has a predominantly residential living character with holiday homes clustered amongst bush clad hills. Rural and rural lifestyle development predominates on the western side of Matapōuri Road. 

The coastal area includes the Matapōuri and Woolleys Bay settlement areas and the Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area. It identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.

Matapōuri and Woolleys Bay Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

McLeod Bay and Reotahi Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure Plan includes the existing McLeod Bay, Reotahi and Little Munro residential settlements and surrounding rural and estuarine environments.

The McLeod Bay and Reotahi Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the growth within the settlements and the existing and potential conflicts between growth in this area, the landscape character, sense of place and natural environment (including hazards in this environment).

The plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.

McLeod Bay and Reotahi Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

McLeod Bay and Reotahi Structure Plan Map(PDF, 1MB)

Ngunguru Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure plan extends to include 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 Matapōuri coastal road.  It identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.  

Ngunguru Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

Ōakura Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure Plan extends from Bland Bay along the east coast to Mimiwhangata, including a number of small residential settlement areas.

The Ōakura Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising recent growth pressures at this particular settlement and the potential conflicts of this growth on the natural character and other values identified in the area.

It identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. 

Ōakura Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB) 

Parua Bay Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure Plan extends from Waikaraka on Whangārei Heads Road east along the coastal road and settlements to Parua Bay. It includes a number of small clustered residential living environments and some large lot residential properties around bays and beaches, surrounded by largely rural activity.

The area is strongly characterised by the coastal environment and Whangārei Heads Road. 

The Parua Bay Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the role this particular settlement has for other residential settlements including the Whangārei Heads and the Pātaua South community further to the north-east of Parua Bay.

The plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. 

 Parua Bay Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Pātaua Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure Plan extends from Awahoa Bay, north of Ocean Beach on Whangārei’s east coast to the Horahora River. It includes a number of small clustered residential living environments along beaches and estuary/river mouths at Taiharuru, Pātaua and Horahora.

The dominant land use is the surrounding rural activity and the area is strongly characterised by the coastal and estuarine environments.

The Pātaua Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the growth issues at settlement and the existing and potential conflicts between growth in this area, the landscape character, sense of place and natural environment (including hazards in this environment).

The plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.

Pātaua Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

Tutukākā Structure Plan

The area included in this Structure Plan extends from Sandy Bay south to Tutukākā and the mouth of the Ngunguru River.

The area has a pre-dominantly residential living character; with holiday homes clustered amongst bush clad hills. Rural and rural lifestyle development predominates on the western side of Matapōuri Road. The coastal area includes the Tutukākā marina in the harbour.

The Tutukākā Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area in recognition of the ‘hub’ or centre it provides for the wider Policy Area. It identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.

Tutukākā Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

Waipū Cove and Langs Beach Structure Plan

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 Waipū Cove / Langs Beach Structure Plan has been identified as a high priority planning area recognising the recent residential development and ongoing popularity of this area for holiday residential activity.

The plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area.

Waipū Cove and Langs Beach Coastal Structure Plan(PDF, 3MB)

Waipū Township Structure Plan

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 Waipū Town Centre has been identified as a 'hub' or commercial service centre for these settlements. 

The Waipū 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 Waipū, Langs Cove and Langs Beach.

The Waipū Township Structure Plan identifies outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area. 

Waipū Township Structure Plan(PDF, 2MB)

The Operative District Plan is the primary document that manages land use and development within the Whangarei District Council’s boundaries. 

It sets out the rules, policies and objectives for how the Whangārei district's land can be used, developed and subdivided. 

District Plan

The Hikurangi Flood Management Scheme Management Plan and the Flood Riparian and Ox-Bow/Cut-off Channel Management Plan set out the operating and management procedures for the Hikurangi Flood Management Scheme.

The Fishery Management Plan recognises the cultural significance of the traditional tuna fishery to Ngati Hau. 

The Hīhīaua Precinct Plan details the growth and development planned for the Precinct over 20-30 years.

The plan is to:

  • assist with the efficient delivery of key infrastructure, land use planning and community services for the area
  • provide a framework for introducing residential and mixed use activities in the Hīhīaua Precinct, through changes to the District Plan.  

The Hīhīaua Precinct is located in the inner city of Whangārei on a peninsula between two waterways; the Hatea River and Waiarohia Stream.

At present the precinct is predominantly light industrial in nature, but was selected for redevelopment to accommodate some of Whangārei's growth and transform the area into an attractive residential / mixed use area.

Over time, when land becomes available through tenants choosing to relocate, changes to land use will create a vibrant and attractive inner city residential mixed use precinct.

 

The Long Term Plan is Council's key strategic planning document. It outlines Council's financial situation as well as our activities and priorities for the next ten years, providing a long-term focus for decision-making. It also explains how work will be scheduled and funded.

Long Term Plans must be reviewed every three years will full consultation with the public each time.  An Annual Plan is developed in the years, in between.

The Marsden Point and Ruakaka Structure Plan identifies the outcomes for living, working, playing and protecting the area based on the growth of work opportunities. 

This plan illustrates the ultimate development potential over time of an area in Ruakākā. It would create a satellite for Whangarei based on the requirements of the port at Marsden Point. Sufficient industrial land is proposed and zoned to cater for the growth of imports and exports as well as ancillary industrial uses. 

The plan also recognises that people working in the area should be able to live, shop and play there. Large residential areas, open space and business development should be available to support this.

Implementation of the Structure Plan proposals is directly linked to the uptake of industrial land and creation of work opportunities. This will determine the growth rate. 

Key elements of the plan

The key elements of the structure plan are:

Port Marsden

  • Sufficient land for port and port-related land is identified. 
  • With the move of the Whangārei City Port to Marsden Point, the area becomes a satellite of Whangārei .

Population projections

  • Population projections have been made based on potential work opportunities that can be accommodated in the industrial area. It is estimated that up to 18,000 work opportunities can be created which could result in a population of 40,000 people.
  • This growth is directly related to the uptake of the industrial land which will come in growth cycles resulting in staggered population growth. Triggers of population growth will trigger the release of land and provision of services.

Residential development

  • Residential development is separated from industrial development and will occur in One Tree Point and Ruakaka. 
  • Areas of medium density and areas of higher density are identified to accommodate all the workers and to provide choice. 
  • The residential areas will include community facilities such as parks, schools, clinics etc.

Open space networks

  • Creates the separation between industrial uses and residential areas.
  • Provides for the low impact stormwater management system. Much of the stormwater attenuation has to occur within this system. 

Retail centres

  • One central primary town centre will accommodate retail, light industrial, warehousing, office space, high density residential and institutional development.
  • Two local centres in One Tree Point (One Tree Point and Marsden Cove) and the Ruakaka Town Centre will service their respective local communities.

Social, community and civic services and facilities

  • Most of the social and civic functions will be found in the primary and local centres.
  • Education facilities should generally be located adjacent to the main open space and access networks within the residential areas.
  • A public cemetery site has been identified but further investigations will be required.
  • The unique location and function of the racecourse has been identified to become an Equestrian Centre and master planning will be undertaken.

Future urban

  • Due to the function of State Highway 15A through the area from State Highway 1 to the Marsden Port, noise and vibration along the route can be expected as well as the exposure of companies along the route. 
  • Land uses will be determined with proposals to release the land.

Transportation and services

  • The Structure Plan shows the proposed railway connection between Oakleigh and Marsden Port which will also dissect the primary centre.
  • Roads are shown on the Structure Plan with a detailed traffic analysis as a separate report.
  • The services reports will be undertaken as land is released for development.

Our Reserve Management Plans set the direction for management and control of high profile reserve areas in the Whangārei District, which we have responsibility for.

Once a management plan is adopted, it is subject to continuous review to adapt to changing circumstances or increased knowledge about the reserve

The purpose of a Reserve Management Plan

A reserve management plan provides a framework for carrying out future management in an integrated way. In addition, there are often concept plans developed for the reserves, which identify particular elements of work, and which are usually prioritised over a number of years.

We work with other agencies, such as the Department of Conservation and iwi, to jointly develop reserve management plans for some areas.

Kensington Park Reserve Management Plan

The Kensington Park Reserve Management Plan contains specific provisions for the future management and development of Kensington Park as a recreation reserve.

Kensington Park Reserve Management Plan 2012(PDF, 2MB)

Parihaka and Hatea River Reserves Management Plan

The Parihaka and Hatea River Reserves Management Plan will guide the future management of the reserves covered within this plan, including:

  • Parihaka Forest
  • Mackesy Bush
  • Ross Park
  • Drummond Park
  • Mair Park
  • Dobbie Park
  • Lovatt Sanctuary Area
  • Whareora Road Reserve
  • A H Reed Kauri Memorial Park
  • Whangarei Falls .

Parihaka and Hatea River Reserves Management Plan 2009(PDF, 2MB)

Pukenui Forest - Ngahere o Pukenui Management Plan

The Pukenui Forest - Ngahere o Pukenui Management Plan contains specific management provisions for public land, administered by us and the Department of Conservation, in the hills to the immediate west of Whangārei city. 

Pukenui Forest – Ngahere o Pukenui Management Plan 2009(PDF, 2MB)

William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island Reserve Management Plan

The William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island Reserve Management Plan contains specific provisions for the future management and development of Pohe Island as a recreation reserve.

William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island Reserve Management Plan 2013(PDF, 980KB)

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