Matangi local area blueprint

Matangi

Population: 2,326 (2016 estimate) with growth projected to reach 2,832 by 2045.

We came to Matangi in October 2018 and heard what was important to you. You told us what you wanted to see in your community in the future. We heard lots of great ideas and a number of these initiatives can be found below. 

We came back to you in 2019 to hear what your top three priorities are for Matangi.

The top priority initiatives for Matangi include:

  • Building a strong identity for the town.
  • Providing traffic calming and improved parking opportunities along the central section of Tauwhare Road.
  • Constructing a footpath along Matangi Road up to Fuchsia Lane and creating further connections to accommodate walking from the village centre to Hillcrest.

We plan to visit again in June/July 2020 to discuss who should lead each of these initiatives for Matangi. Attend this meeting to tell us what you think.

See meeting times here.

View the Local Area Blueprint initiatives in more detail below or download the Waikato District Blueprint for more information. 

Check out the initiatives document below for the latest updates and progress being made on the Local Area Blueprints. This latest round of feedback seeks your thoughts on the priority ranking and who should be leading each initiative. Is the priority still top, or is something else more important. Should Council or the community, or perhaps a mix of both, be leading the initiative? Get your feedback in by 17 July.


Proposed initiatives for Matangi:

  • Identity

    • Build on the strong identity of Matangi based on the unique qualities of the local area. Consider the Matangi Factory history and current use.
  • Economy

    • Establish a heritage, cultural and new economy business cluster.
    • Produce a village centre plan
    • Support landowners’ initiatives to develop more mixed use and retail areas where deemed appropriate by Council.
    • Identify if, how much and where possible additional employment land for office development is needed beyond the zoning in the Proposed District Plan
    • Identify if, how much and where possible additional employment land for retail development is needed beyond the zoning in the Proposed District Plan.
  • Transport

    • Provide traffic calming and improved parking opportunities along the central section of Tauwhare Road
    • Construct a footpath along Matangi Road up to Fuchsia Lane and create further connections to accommodate walking from the village centre to Hillcrest.
    • Implement a loop bus service through Matangi and Newstead.