Welcome to the future

It’s important we spend time thinking about and planning for the future of our towns. We look at things like where everything should go and how everyone will best fit in....while at the same time keeping the special character of our towns intact.

This is more important now than it’s ever been. Why? Because growth is moving faster than ever before and by 2050 we’re expecting an additional 25,000 people in Waipa.

With more and more people planning to call Waipa home we need to review our 2009 District Growth Strategy and look at whether we got things right or we need to make some changes to fit everyone in.

This website gives you a good look into what we’re proposing to make sure we’re ready for when the moving trucks roll into town.

2050 STATS
14,000 More people in Cambridge
5,400 More people in Te Awamutu & Kihikihi
6,100 More people in the rest of the district
74,700 People in Waipa
13,200 New homes needed across Waipa
2017
2050

Let's look at the future Waipa and how we're proposing to update our growth strategy to ensure we're ready for growth! Click on a town in the map below to find out more about each place.

The planning cycle of a growth strategy

1.

Determine growth areas or what we call 'growth cells'

2.

Estimate based on growth predictions when each cell will need to be developed.
There are a few criteria to meet before a growth cell can be developed - these include, having a structure plan in place, less than three years supply of land currently ready for development and less than three growth cells currently zoned for development. If developers meet this criteria, growth can happen earlier than we planned! 

3.

Start to plan the specifics of a growth cell - This is called a structure plan, learn more about these on the Cambridge page

4.

Consult with the community – what type of development do you want to see?

5.

Finalise the plan ready for the developer to start building

Join us on the Future Waipa Roadie!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hitting the road to talk about growth! This is your chance to find out more and ask us as many questions as you like. We’d love to see you.

Cambridge
Council office
4-7pm
Thursday 4 May
Te Awamutu
Library
community room
4-7pm
Wednesday 3 May
Te Awamutu
Library
community room
4-7pm
Tuesday 9 May
Cambridge
Council office
4-7pm
Wednesday 10 May

Project timeline

24 APRIL – 26 MAY
Community
feedback
29 MAY – 14 JUNE
Review feedback
and make changes
25 JULY
Council sign off
AUGUST
'Plan change'
process begins
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEPT
Community
feedback
Review feedback
and make changes
Council sign off
Plan change
process begins