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Pokeno local area blueprint


Population: 2,132 (2016 estimate) with growth projected to reach 11,954 by 2045

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

We visited again in June/July 2020 to discuss who should lead each of these initiatives for Pokeno. This latest round of feedback asked for 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? Feedback closed on 17 July.

The top priority initiatives for Pokeno include:

  • Consider the need for a sports park
  • Establish library, community and customer services and / or facilities.
  • Prepare a detailed retail needs calculation, preliminary transport and open space options, followed by the production of a town centre strategy that reconciles the current and future retail, employment, community facility, and open space needs
  • Moved to district-wide, but still top: build a strong identity

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

Below are the most recent progress reports (from September 2022) on implementing initiatives in the Local Area Blueprints and the Districtwide Blueprint. The summary updates have been based on input from staff, Councillors and Community Board / Committee Chairs.

If you aware of any errors or can provide additional updates, please contact Jim Ebenhoh, Planning and Policy Manager, at The intent is for these progress reports to be updated every six months.