Population: 3,115 (2016 estimate) with growth projected to reach 3,611 by 2045.
We came to Raglan 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 Raglan.
The top priority initiatives for Raglan include:
- Building a strong identity for the town.
- Supporting Raglan Naturally in their prioritised
local initiatives such as local food production,
energy self sufficiency, alternatives to weed
spraying, GE free approaches and education
regarding climate change.
- Partnering with Raglan Naturally in respect to
We visited again in June/July 2020 to discuss who should lead each of these initiatives for Raglan. 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.
View your Local Area Blueprint initiatives in more detail below or download the Waikato District Blueprint for more information.
Proposed initiatives for Raglan:
- Build on the strong identity of Raglan based on the
unique qualities of the local area.
Consider nature, regeneration, environmental initiatives,
the arts, and surfing.
- Support Raglan Naturally in their prioritised local
initiatives such as local food production, energy self
sufficiency, alternatives to weed spraying, GE free
approaches and education regarding climate change.
- Support community in Zero Waste initiatives, spread
learning across the district.
- Support a strong Maaori culture, including education on
the Treaty of Waitangi, respecting tangata whenua, and
creating Te Reo signage.
- Extend free wi-fi around the library and i-Site.
- Support the Whaingaroa Raglan Affordability Project.
- Support entities undertaking youth social initiatives.
- Support the development of a community hub for locals,
youth skills, cultural, health and wellbeing and
environmental exchange (OMG Tech). Consider the Wi
Neera Street óld surgery´ building as an option
- Investigate the development of a recreation centre and bringing sports together.
- Support initiatives by the tech and visitor sectors to address youth unemployment.
- Promote the formation of a business hub for high tech promotion and exchange.
- Consider how to support community in creating additional and sustaining local jobs in tourism. Consider a bed tax to compensate for increased waste
and to support housing affordability initiatives.
- Investigate opportunities for short-stay courses.
- 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.
- Extend walking and cycling network, including Whale Bay.
- Improve traffic safety around the school.
- Develop a parking strategy.
- Partner with Raglan Naturally in respect to planning processes.
- Investigate whether Harbour Board income is used locally.
Thanks for your feedback!