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Ngaruawahia Structure Plan – 2017

A structure plan provides a long term framework for the future growth and development of a particular area. The Council is presently working on the structure plans for Tuakau and Ngaruawahia. 

Ngaruawahia Structure Plan

The purpose of the structure plan will be to provide a long term 50 year planning framework for the future development and redevelopment of the wider Ngaruawahia area. The plan will set out in broad terms, the layout of land uses, key infrastructure and transport links. Another aim of the plan will be to provide for the sustainable management of the area’s environmental and heritage resources.

Ngaruawahia township should not be seen in isolation and the surrounding areas play a substantial part in the fabric of the town through schooling, community services, business and retail. Settlements such as Glen Massey, Taupiri and Horotiu along with the rural communities in between will, in some form, contribute to the future development and structure of Ngaruawahia. The area that is being considered as part of the structure plan is shown on the map below.

Note: Because there are two active plans (Operative Waikato District Plan & Proposed Waikato District Plan – Appeals Version) these Plans and Design Guidelines may still be required for use under the Operative Waikato District Plan. This depends on whether there are any appeals on the relevant provisions in the Proposed Waikato District Plan (appeals version). If you require further clarity around this, please contact

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