Where does the Waikato Plan fit?


The Waikato Plan does not over-ride statutory documents or the functions of statutory bodies/committees. It is a multi-agency agreement that provides strategic guidance and advocacy and has been prepared within the framework provided by the Local Government Act 2002. 

The implementation of the Plan will take place through a number of documents.

While some of the relationships are established through statute, others are non-regulatory including Waikato Means Business – the region’s economic development strategy. The Plan takes its approach to economic matters from this document. The Plan is one of a number of collaborative regional projects administered via the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services (LASS) Council-controlled organisation.