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)