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. We heard 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.

See below to view these initiatives in more detail or to download the Waikato District Blueprint for more information. 


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.