Together, the Leadership Committee and participants facilitate and encourage the implementation of the Waikato Plan.

Waikato Plan Leadership Committee

The Waikato Plan is governed by a Committee to facilitate and encourage the implementation of the Waikato Plan.

The leadership committee will function as a clearing house, facilatator, and influencer, encouring the allocation of resources to acheive agreed regional priorities. It will also act as the facilitator of the Waikato message, building the authority and influence the waikato has b encouraging the many legitimate voices in the region to say the same thing and advocate for the same outcomes for the region.

The Leadership Committee is be comprised of local government representatives, tāngata whenua representatives, independent non local government members (representing business and the community) and non-voting members (government agencies).

Partners / participating councils


Hamilton City Council
Hauraki District Council
Matamata-Piako District Council
Ōtorohanga District Council
South Waikato District Council
Taupō District Council
Waikato District Council
Waikato Regional Council
Waipā District Council
Waitomo District Council

Partners / participating iwi


Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
Raukawa Charitable Trust
Te Arawa River Iwi Trust
Waikato-Tainui

Partners / representing business and the community


Lale Ieremia
Dr Bev Gatenby
Dallas Fisher

Partners / agencies


Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
New Zealand Transport Agency
Te Puni Kōkiri
Waikato District Health Board