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Urban Planning

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This page contains information about Council's strategies to manage and improve the urban environment.
Updated: 1/10/2018 11:26 a.m.

Our urban planning approach for Whangarei is a framework of related strategies and projects designed to:

  • improve the urban environment
  • aid future planning and development
  • ensure that growth and development is sustainable.

The prime strategy is the Urban Growth Strategy which was commissioned in 2002. It identified a number of urban development issues around Whangarei City that needed addressing by Council and the community.

The resulting recommendations were adopted in 2003 as an official Council working document.

The Urban Growth Strategy divided Whangarei City environments into eleven distinct areas for ease of reference and administration.

These areas became known as Structure Plan Study Areas, with each having its own detailed study for planning purposes. The study areas are:

  • Kamo / Whau Valley / Three Mile Bush and Springs Flat
  • Maunu/Horahora
  • Onerahi
  • Otaika/Raumanga
  • Tikipunga/Glenbervie

Select from the following links for more detailed information on our urban planning initiatives.

Weekend and Night Time Economy Strategy

The Weekend and Night Time Economy Strategy is intended to stimulate thinking on opportunities for activities in the inner city that could invigorate the weekend and night time economy over the next 30 years. To download the full strategy, click on the following link.

Weekend and Night Time Economy Strategy [pdf:1351kb] Opens in a new window.



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