Council strategy documents outline our goals and objectives, and the proposed steps we will take to achieve them.

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He Rautaki Toi ā Rohe ō Whangārei, a strategy for arts, culture and heritage in the Whangārei District 2019-2029, represents the combined vision of Creative Northland, Whangārei District Council and the Creative Community. 

It will help to build capacity for both our local arts and culture sector, and touring artistic and cultural groups. It will help us to celebrate unique and authentic experiences, support Māori arts and culture, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, all while building sustainable growth for our District.

The Blue/Green Network Strategy aims to create an attractive and environmentally sustainable urban environment that also addresses threats from flooding and future climate change.

Blue/green networks are a way of planning, based around waterways (blue), and planting and parks (green). These are managed together through a combination of infrastructure, ecological restoration and urban design to connect people and nature across the city.


The Coastal Management Strategy provides guidance for how we use and protect the District's unique coastal environment over a 20- to 50-year period.  It provides a series of district-wide and local principles for coastal management and develops objectives, policies and implementation measures. 

The strategy also provides a framework for the preparation of Coastal Structure Plans in local communities.  As part of the strategy, Structure Plans were developed for 10 high priority coastal settlements.

The Community Halls Strategy sets out to:

  • provide a clear definition of what a ‘Community Hall’ is
  • clarify Council roles and responsibilities to fund, manage and support the provision of community halls in the District
  • develop a framework for council funding for community halls in the district
  • recommend procedures in the event of disestablishment of a Community Hall.


The COVID-19 Response Strategy outlines Whangarei District Council's response to the impacts of COVID-19.

Council also launched a 10-Point Whangarei Economic Recovery Response, which includes a range of support initiatives for ratepayers, community and businesses.

Additionally, a $3m Relief Package is available to support community groups, local businesses and ratepayers through the economic shock.

The draft Active Recreation and Sport Strategy was developed by Whangarei District Council, Sport New Zealand and Sport Northland, working in partnership and talking with the community.

It looks at things we do for fitness or for fun that gets your heart rate up, like waka ama, rugby, dance, bowls or skateboarding.

The aim of the strategy is to identify and prioritise active recreation and sport needs across our District.  We want to make sure that our communities and visitors have the right spaces and facilities in the right places. 

There are a wide variety of open spaces in the city and District, which are an integral part of what we identify as Whangārei.  The Open Spaces Strategy is about planning for these open spaces and how best to look after them in the future.

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