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 whai 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 information.

In early 2019 we vasked 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.