What is a Structure Plan?

A Structure plan is a guiding framework for the development or redevelopment of an area that will help define the future development and land use patterns, areas of open space, the layout and nature of infrastructure (including transportation links), constraints and key features that influence the effects of development are also considered and managed.

What is a Town Centre Plan?

A town centre is more than just a place where people shop and work. It's the 'heart' of the town or city where the community and visitors can enjoy socialising and recreation. A town centre plan is a strategic roadmap for developing and managing a town or city's central area. It's a detailed document that outlines specific goals and actions to revitalise and enhance the vitality, functionality, and attractiveness of the town centre by encouraging a mix of uses, prioritising public transport and walkability, promoting sustainable development, planning for growth, fostering a sense of place, and celebrating creativity and innovation.

Waikato District Council have been working collaboratively on the Ngaaruawaahia, Hopuhopu and Taupiri Structure Plan & Ngaaruawaahia Town Centre Plan for the last 2 years and are now nearing the final phases of plan adoption. But before then, there will be a 4-week online engagement period (15 May 2024 – 12 June 2024) where members of the community will be able to provide commentary on the plan. The aim of this period is to seek feedback on the Structure Plan / Town Centre Plan for any final comments before adoption.

The Feedback period has now closed, the Team will be analysing the feedback provided over the coming weeks.

Below you will find the suite of technical evidence used to support the plans

Ngaaruawaahia, Hopuhopu, & Taupiri Structure Plan / Ngaaruawaahia Town Centre Plan

Main Report

Technical Documents