The Waikato Plan


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The Waikato Plan has passed its final hurdle with flying colours!

All partner councils have now adopted the Plan in a display of regional unity. We have come a long way from the beginnings of the Plan in 2013. Its development has been a journey, built on partnerships and collaboration. 

The Plan was first signed off in February 2017 by the Joint Committee for public consultation, following extensive discussion between councils, government agencies, iwi and stakeholders. 

Submissions from all sectors of the community were sought from 10 March – 10 April to ensure a wide range of views was taken into account in the development of the final Plan.

A public hearing was held in April at Waikato Regional Council. Submissions were deliberated on by the Joint Committee in May with the final Plan signed off by the Committee in June and recommended for adoption by partner councils.

We’re intending a formal public launch of the completed Plan in September.

Then the focus will shift to implementing the Plan to ensure we harness the benefit of our collaboration to build champion communities together. 


Be a part of shaping the Waikato's future!

The Waikato Plan Leadership Group is seeking expressions of interest from representatives of business and community entities for the Leadership Group.

The Group will provide oversight and leadership for the implementation of the recently developed Waikato Plan for the regions' future - a first for the Waikato region.

Application forms and the Waikato Plan Leadership Group Terms of Reference are available HERE.

Expressions of interest are due by 5pm on Monday, 28 August 2017.

Group administrators reserve the right to accept or reject any application.

Read the Plan approved by the Joint Committee here:

Waikato Plan – summary document

Waikato Plan – full document

Latest news

Implementation a key to future success

Now that the process of developing an over-arching Waikato Plan is all but complete there is a big focus on successfully implementing it, says the independent chair of the Plan’s Joint Committee.


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19 June 2017