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Source: Whangarei District Council

This page contains a news story about our new Placemaking initiative and its pilot programme in Hikurangi and Tikipunga.

Updated: 16/06/2020 4:46 p.m.

​Over the next 12 months Council will be developing Placemaking Plans for  Hikurangi and Tikipunga. Plans for other locations will follow.

The Placemaking Plans will respond to the growth and changes in our communities and the key challenges and opportunities that come with it. They are collaborative plans put together by Council alongside the community, mana whenua and key stakeholders to build a future vision for how an area will change and develop over the next 20-30 years.

The first step is to carry out a survey to better understand these areas and what matters most to the people in these communities.

Each community is unique

A ‘one size fits all’ approach is not the best for our diverse District because each place is different. Communities have their own set of qualities, unique characteristics and people who make them special. Whangārei is growing and changing but there is a gap when it comes to understanding how this affects specific locations. This has led to poor quality outcomes and lost opportunities to maximise the community benefits of changes, growth and development.

Tikipunga and Hikurangi were chosen for the Placemaking Programme due to a number of factors such as growth and community readiness.  

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