Placemaking plans open for consultation

Published on 21 July 2021

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The latest versions of two plans that aim to make Tikipunga and Hikurangi even better places for their residents to live are opening for consultation on 21 July 2021.

Placemaking programmes consultation

Called Placemaking Plans, they will inform how each area will change, grow, and develop over the next 20 to 30 years. Developing them has included working with each community to find out what they most value about their own location, how to build upon the things that make each location and community unique, and what needs more focus and development in future.

The Tikipunga Placemaking Plan includes the traditional Tikipunga Centre as well as areas of Glenbervie, Whareora, Station Road and Vinegar Hill. Issues to be addressed through the finalised plan (once consultation with the community is complete) include better connections around and through the area.

The Hikurangi Placemaking Plan is centred around the Hikurangi village, including the residential and commercial areas, Lake Waro and key community facilities such as the Hikurangi Sports Park. Better connections to and through Hikurangi were identified as priorities, along with a focus on the heritage and character of the area and making it an attractive visitor destination.

Council’s Strategic Urban Designer Alicia Lawrie said engagement with the community was an important part of the Placemaking process.

“It has greatly informed our draft plans and the actions to ensure we meet the key outcomes. We are keen for the community to have a look at the latest versions of the plans and tell us what they make of the vision and actions in the draft plans.”

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