Tamahere local area blueprint

Tamahere

Population: (includes Tamahere-Tauwhare area) 6,150 (2016 estimate) with growth projected to reach 8,077 by 2045.

We came to Tamahere 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 Tamahere.

The top priority initiatives for Tamahere include:

  • Building a strong identity for the town.
  • Supporting Mangaone Stream revegetation efforts and the construction of a walking and cycleway along this stream.
  • Advocating with NZTA to provide a pedestrian and cycle bridge across SH21.
  • Supporting the community with the extension of shared paths (walking / cycling) through natural areas.

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

Proposed initiatives for Tamahere:

  • Identity

    • Build a strong identity based on the river corridor, and the unique qualities of the local area. For Tamahere, consider the gully network, Wiremu Tamihana (celebrating heritage), and the markets.
  • Nature

    • Support Mangaone Stream re-vegetation efforts and the construction of a walking and cycle-way along this stream.
  • Communities

    • Support the zero waste initiative at the Hub as a start of possible wider local initiatives.
  • Growth

    • Investigate whether the land bounded by State Highway 21, Tamahere Drive and the proposed southern links route should be rezoned from rural to Village.
  • Economy

    • Support activation of the Hub development.
    • Support local employment initiatives. Consider the quarry (needs commercial rights), elderly housing, leveraging off cycle route, retail in the new commercial hub, Southern Fresh Foods, home-based employment etc.
    • Facilitate a plan to rotate the location of the local markets between the current location at the church and the reserve in Matangi in order to increase frequency.
    • 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

    • Work with NZTA to provide a pedestrian and cycle bridge across State Highway 21.
    • Work with public transport provider to ensure the Hamilton/Cambridge bus will loop past the new retirement village and commercial hub
    • Refer to the district-wide initiatives for the promotion of passenger transport services, including opportunities for commuters
    • Support the community with the extension of shared paths (walking/cycling) through natural areas.