Digital Enablement Plan

Waikato District Council recognises it has an important role in helping to link the investment in broadband, and the uptake of the applications it enables, with the businesses and residents in our communities.

We are committed to playing our leadership role to help the district fully seize the opportunities it currently faces. The Council is planning for substantial investment in water, wastewater, roading and community infrastructure to support significant population growth in the district from an estimated 66,530 people in 2013 to 84,300 (or a 26.7% increase) in the 15 years to 2028. We recognise that broadband and mobile technologies provide new opportunities for households and businesses to participate in economic and social activities, and for the council to improve the delivery of local services and the way we govern our communities.

Over the next five years the Council will be focussed on meeting its ‘Our Plan’ strategic challenge:

To be the most engaged community in New Zealand by 30 June 2020.