From October 2021 to August 2022, we worked closely with our mana whenua partners, stakeholders and the wider community to develop the Whāingaroa Harbour Strategy.
The strategy includes actions to:
In 2021, we received feedback from more than 100 residents, stakeholders and hapū representatives letting us know what was important to them for the future of the harbour. Some of the key themes included:
This feedback has been used to shape the Whāingaroa Harbour Strategy.
The Whāingaroa Harbour Strategy is a plan for the enhancement of the harbour to better-connect Whāingaroa and the surrounding communities.
It is an aspirational yet practical plan which outlines how the harbour will look and function in the future and provides guidance on which projects are needed to make it a reality.
It is important to have a plan in place so that we know where we are going and why. It also ensures everything we do moving forward is well thought out and reflects the aspirations of the Whāingaroa and surrounding communities for this important space.
Want to know more? We’ve put together some FAQs to help answer some of those burning questions.
It is an aspirational yet practical plan which will outline how the harbour will look and function in the future and will provide guidance on which projects may be needed to make it a reality.
This is a long-term visionary document which will take a 30–50-year view of the harbour.
It will complement the work that you will start seeing soon on the other projects. However, this strategy will go a step further and create a vision for the future of the harbour and outline what would need to happen to make it a reality.
Once the strategy is finalised, we’ll have a better idea of what these steps would be. These could include working with community groups to achieve some of the actions in the strategy and a range of projects for inclusion into future Council Long Term Plans.
We’ve used the feedback received from the community as part of these projects to form the basis of the Whāingaroa Harbour strategy.
There are several projects underway to improve the existing wharf including: