Ohinewai local area blueprint

Ohinewai

We came to Ohinewai 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 Ohinewai.

These top priorities will be used by Council when they’re making decisions.

Download the Waikato District Blueprint for more information.


In early 2019 we asked you for your top three priorities from the below:

  • Identity

    • Build a strong identity based on the river corridor and the unique qualities of the local area. In particular, consider the ferry landing.
  • Nature

    • Clarify the future of the reserve.
  • Iwi

    There are no specific priorities relating to this topic for Ohinewai. For district-wide priorities on this theme, see Iwi.

  • Communities

    • Review accessibility to/for emergency services
    • Support community initiatives for an area tidy up, addressing rubbish and weeds
    • Extend the Council’s fruit tree planting programme
    • Undertake the paint initiative for ‘Cowboys’
    • Assist with the set up of social media and website communications within the community
    • Provide Council support to local events
    • Support the expansion of the school and increase in childcare provision. Consider whether the hall can double.
  • Growth

    • Investigate the potential for larger residential lots west of State Highway 1 and a mix of larger and smaller lots (for affordability) east of State Highway 1.
    • If the development application progresses, then ensure possible expansion addresses its own impacts (such as traffic, noise and visual). Ensure it contributes positively to the local community e.g. by offering more convenience retail, improving housing affordability, new walking and cycling connections, improving the viability of the school etc.
  • Economy

    There are no specific priorities relating to this topic for Ohinewai. For district-wide priorities on this theme, see Economy.

  • Transport

    • Create tracks on the stop bank along the Waikato River and around Lake Ohinewai
    • Advocate for a bus service that accommodates commuters
    • Add a pedestrian/cycling ‘clip-on’ onto the Tahuna Road bridge over the railway and over State Highway 1.
  • Infrastructure

    • Resolve wastewater and water reticulation issues
    • Insert fibre internet with other services.
  • Governance

    There are no specific priorities relating to this topic for Ohinewai. For district-wide priorities on this theme, see Governance.