Taupiri local area blueprint

Taupiri

Population:  472 (2016 estimate) with growth projected to reach 848 by 2045

We came to Taupiri 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 would now like to hear what your top three priorities are for Taupiri.

These top priorities will then be used by Council when they’re making decisions. It’s important that we hear from you, even if we’ve got it right and you have no other suggestions.

Below is a list of priorities to choose from. Download the Waikato District Blueprint for more information and once you know what your top three are, select the Submit Feedback button to have your say.


What are your top three priorities for Taupiri?

  • Identity

    • Build a strong identity based on the river corridor and the unique qualities of the local area. For Taupiri, consider Taupiri Maunga, the ‘village feel’, and the historical sawmill and flaxmill.
  • Nature

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

  • Iwi

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

    • Re-develop the Bob Byrne Memorial Park. Consider extending it along road reserve and creating visitor activity and a local social node through the construction of a jetty
    • Facilitate boating/water recreation opportunities
    • Support the creation of youth activities that are cultural and community based.
  • Growth

    • Investigate the opportunity for industrial land.
  • Economy

    • Support the upgrade of the local dairy to a supermarket, as the population grows
    • Develop a town centre plan to address fragmentation and services required to support employment and residential growth. Also consider the impact of a new service centre at the interchange and the new entrance into Taupiri from the Expressway
    • 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

    • Ensure connectivity through the proposed Lovell development to the existing street network and the proposed service centre
    • Investigate the possibility of constructing a bridge across the Waikato River to connect east and west
    • Allow for the continuation of the Te Awa cycle trail
    • Consider cycling and walking to and from school as the town expands.
  • Infrastructure

    • Public toilets required at reserve
    • Resolve wastewater and water reticulation issues.
  • Governance

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