Raglan local area blueprint

Raglan

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. 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 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 planning processes.

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


Proposed initiatives for Raglan:

  • Identity

    • 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.
  • Nature

    • 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.
  • Iwi

    • Support a strong Maaori culture, including education on the Treaty of Waitangi, respecting tangata whenua, and creating Te Reo signage.
  • Communities

    • 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.
  • Economy

    • 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.
  • Transport

    • Extend walking and cycling network, including Whale Bay.
    • Improve traffic safety around the school.
    • Develop a parking strategy.
  • Governance

    • Partner with Raglan Naturally in respect to planning processes.
    • Investigate whether Harbour Board income is used locally.