The Waikato District Blueprint will work to achieve the overall vision established by Council for the district, which is to create Liveable, Thriving and Connected Communities- He noohanga aahuru, he iwi what ora, he hapori tuuhono tahi.
In 2018 we came to your town to hear what was important to you and what you wanted to see in your community in the future. During these workshops we heard lots of great ideas and inspiration.
In early 2019 we asked for your feedback on your top three priorities for your town, along with your priorities for the district. These priorities were then used by Council to help make their decisions.
In June 2019 the Waikato District Blueprint was approved by Council.
What's next? We have identified three more areas to get Local Area Blueprints- Newstead/Eureka, Gordonton and Port Waikato. This work is scheduled to begin in late 2019.
It's important to note that just because a project or initiative might be in the Blueprint, it doesn't mean it will happen straight away, or even at all. If it does happen, the project may not necessarily be Council funded. Instead it might be led and funded by other agencies but just needs Council's support.
In June and July 2020 we will be hosting a further round of community meetings to check in with each community about their priorities. We want to find out which initiatives the community want to lead, what Council should be taking a lead in and what we can do together.
It’s important to note that just because a project or initiative might be in the Blueprint, it doesn’t mean it will happen straight away, or even at all. If it does happen, the project may not necessarily be Council funded. Instead this might be a perfect opportunity for a community to drive, with funding from other agencies and Council’s support.