Te Kauwhata & Rangiriri 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 and Rangiriri in August 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 Te Kauwhata and Rangiriri.

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 Te Kauwhata and Rangiriri?

  • Identity

    • Build a strong identity based on the river corridor and the unique qualities of the local area. For Te Kauwhata, consider viticulture and the Whangamarino wetlands. Develop a heritage trail highlighting the viticulture of Te Kauwhata. For Rangiriri, promote the town and highlight the town’s history.
  • Nature

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

  • Iwi

    There are no specific priorities relating to this topic for Te Kauwhata and Rangiriri. For district-wide priorities on this theme, see Iwi.

  • Communities

    • Work with the Ministry of Education to agree an integrated approach to delivering additional educational capacity, especially where associated with new residential areas
    • Promote the provision of health services (most likely private)
    • Consider the provision of facilities to accommodate community, and active and passive recreational activities
  • Growth

    • Consider measures to ensure high quality new residential environments
    • Provide design guidance to ensure housing diversity for different family sizes
  • Economy

    • Consider rezoning 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)
    • Determine key town centre strategy and management needs
    • Strengthen and emphasise linkages to the Waikato River and the Te Araroa Trail, and leverage for tourism
    • Provide a covered facility to accommodate the markets
    • 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

    • Produce a cycling and walking strategy to develop local connections and paths, including around the lakes and the Whangamarino Wetland
    • Consider alternatives to the bypass that achieves the aim of reducing trucks through the village
    • Consider facilitating a grade-separated rail crossing, at existing or possible bypass location
    • Refer to the district-wide initiatives for the promotion of passenger transport services, including opportunities for commuters
  • Infrastructure

    • Progress water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.
  • Governance

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