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. 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 Taupiri.

The top priority initiatives for Taupiri include:

  • Building a strong identity for the town.
  • Investigating the opportunity for industrial land.
  • Developing a town centre plan to address fragmentation and services required to support employment and residential growth, and considering the impact of a new service centre at the interchange and the new entrance into Taupiri from the Expressway.
  • Allowing for the continuation of the Te Awa cycle trail.

We plan to visit again in June/July 2020 to discuss who should lead each of these initiatives for Taupiri. Attend this meeting to tell us what you think.

See meeting times here.

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

Check out the initiatives document below for the latest updates and progress being made on the Local Area Blueprints. This latest round of feedback seeks 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? Get your feedback in by 17 July.


Proposed initiatives 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.
  • 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.