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Te Kauwhata local area blueprint

Te Kauwhata & Rangiriri

Population (Te Kauwhata): 1,769 (2016 estimate), with growth projected to reach 3,093 by 2045.

We came to Te Kauwhata in August 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 Te Kauwhata.

We visited again in June/July 2020 to discuss who should lead each of these initiatives for Te Kauwhata. 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.

The top priority initiatives for Te Kauwhata include:

  • Provide facilities to accommodate community, and active and passive recreational activities
  • Rezone the site of the existing primary school as commercial to allow for a central business hub (in conjunction with the initiative to identify additional educational facilities elsewhere)
  • Produce a cycling and walking strategy to develop local connections and paths, including around the lakes and the Whangamarino Wetland
  • Strengthen and emphasise linkages to the Waikato River and the Te Araroa Trail, and leverage for tourism
  • Moved to district-wide, but still top: build a strong identity

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