South Wairarapa Spatial Plan – Our Future Focus 2050

How do you want South Wairarapa to look in the future? What is strategically important for growth in our district? Where should development occur? What areas should be protected? These are the important questions we want your input on to develop a spatial plan for the District. 

What is the purpose of a spatial plan?

Our spatial plan will help us prepare for the ongoing growth of our population. It will provide a blueprint for what we want our district to look like in the future. The challenge is to develop in ways that support the future prosperity and wellbeing of our district but protects what makes it special.

Hearing from you, the community, about what you see as the important issues and how you see the district developing and growing is an essential part of the process of developing our spatial plan.

It will help us balance the environmental, social, economic, and quality of life factors affecting our community and guide allocation of resources such as land use and construction of capital works (core infrastructure like roads, water supplies, parks and playgrounds).

The Spatial Plan will align with our district vision, refresh and feed into future annual plans, long-term plans and district plans, and provide guidance for the development of infrastructure.

Discussion Document

The Discussion Document was released in July 2019 as Phase 1 of community engagement. Its aim was to start the discussion with the community to help develop the Draft Spatial Plan, which will then go out for formal consultation.

View the Discussion Document:

Phase 1 feedback closed

Feedback on the Discussion Document closed on Friday 13 September 2019.

Community engagement and consultation process

Due to Covid-19, the timeline for developing the Draft Spatial Plan and further community consultation is being reviewed. More information in this media release dated 8 May 2020.

Updated 8 May 2020


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