Creative Waikato – Arts Navigator

Examines the role of the arts and culture within community and society and includes the Waikato Arts Navigator Framework, Arts and Cultural Ecosystem.

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Digital Waikato Strategy 2025

Digital Waikato Strategy 2025 - The Digital Waikato strategy provides a vision, objectives and approach to maximising digital technologies to engage, support and benefit communities, business, government and the tech sector in achieving collective aspirations for the future of Waikato.

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Future Proof Strategy

The growth strategy for Hamilton, Waipa and Waikato sub-region.

This plan is currently under review and will incorporate strategic direction that was previously outlined within the Metro Spatial Plan, Auckland Hamilton Corridor Plan and the 3 Waters sub-regional strategy.

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Hamilton Kirikiriroa Metro Prospectus

Hamilton Kirikiriroa is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We have many of the big city benefits, while remaining more affordable and easier to live in than other centres.

But more is needed to deliver a strong and sustainable city, especially as our population continues to soar.

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Hamilton-Waikato Metro Area Mode Shift Plan

The Hamilton-Waikato metro area mode shift plan was developed by Waka Kotahi in partnership with Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council, Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council.

The purpose of the mode shift plan in Hamilton and surrounds is to set out the 'why' and 'what' to achieve mode shift over the next 0-6 years.

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Moving Waikato 2025

Moving Waikato 2025 is the first unified strategy for sport, recreation and physical activity for the Waikato region. It seeks to build on the positive momentum of existing partnerships and to increase the provision of opportunities for both participation and sporting success for the people of the region.

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Regional Housing Strategy – Waikato Housing Initiative (WHI)

The Waikato Housing Initiative (a collective of community leadership in the Waikato region focused on housing), sits under the umbrella of the ‘Waikato Plan’ which is an initiative of the Waikato Mayoral Forum. The Waikato Housing Initiative is supported by Waikato Regional Council. One of core focuses of the Waikato Initiative is the focus on Affordability and significantly increasing our region’s affordable housing stock over the 3-5 years. There is a focus on pushing the private market to produce more of the right kind of housing to get government and community support.

The core activities of the Waikato Housing Initiative are advocacy, connection, and collaboration in relation to better housing outcomes.

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Te Whare Ohaoha - Waikato Region Maaori Economic Action Plan and Agenda

Te Whare Ohaoha - The plan captures the potential of the current and emerging Waikato Maaori economy through a Te Ao Maaori (Maaori worldview) and Te Ao Hurihuri (contemporary worldview) lens. The plan provides a roadmap towards developing prosperous communities across the region.

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Waikato Labour Market Strategy 2019

Waikato Labour Market Strategy 2019 - The Labour Market Strategy explores ways to ensure that businesses can attract, develop and retain, and educational attainment in our youth and workforce. This 2019 Strategy arises from the work, of the region’s overarching Economic Development Strategy has driven this review of the group’s original 2014 Strategy. 

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Waikato Plan

Waikato's regional and local councils are taking a 'One Waikato' view for the future of our region.

This plan is currently under review.


Waikato Regional Active Spaces Plan

The purpose of the 2021 Waikato Regional Active Spaces Plan (the Plan) is to provide a high-level strategic

framework for play, active recreation and sport facilities and spaces and places planning and optimisation across the region.

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Waikato Regional Aquatics facilities Plan

The plan informs the Region and key stakeholders decision-making processes in outlining a best-practice aquatic facilities network for the Region to meet the current and future needs of its communities.

The plan identifies a number of key challenges facing aquatic provision in the region.

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Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2021-2051

The 2021 Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) has been developed for the region by the Waikato Regional Transport Committee, and sets out  the intentions to develop the region’s land transport system over the next 30 years. It also identifies proposed regional transport activities for investment (local and central government) over the next six years.

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Waikato Regional Policy Statement

Te Tauākī Kaupapahere Te-Rohe O Waikato

The Waikato Regional Policy Statement (Te Tauākī Kaupapa here ā-Rohe), or RPS, is a mandatory document that provides an overview of the resource management issues in the Waikato region, and the ways in which integrated management of the region’s natural and physical resources will be achieved.

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Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2022-2032

The Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) sets out the priorities and needs of public transport services and infrastructure to be delivered in the Waikato over a 10-year period. It’s prepared in partnership with territorial authorities and key stakeholders from a wide range of sectors.

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Waikato River Vision and Strategy

Te Ture  Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato.

Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato is the primary direction setting document for the restoration and protection of the Waikato River. Te Ture Whaimana (Vision & Strategy) was developed more than ten years ago following a Treaty Settlement process between Waikato-Tainui and the Crown to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.

The Waikato River Authority is responsible for the guardianship of Te Ture Whaimana, making sure it is relevant, effective and that its position as the primary direction setting document for the catchment is reinforced.

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Waikato Waste and resource efficiency Strategy (2015-2018)

The Waste and Resource Efficiency Strategy (WRES) describes how Waikato Regional Council will work with key stakeholders to achieve collective regional waste minimisation objectives.

Two key goals of the strategy are to:

  • protect our communities, land, water and air from harmful and hazardous wastes
  • encourage resource efficiency and beneficial reuse that creates sustainable, economic growth.

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Waikato Wellbeing Project

The Waikato Wellbeing Project is a regional initiative to achieve a more environmentally sustainable, prosperous and inclusive Waikato region by 2030. The project supports the Waikato Plan and the Waikato Spatial Plan.

Mātauranga and Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) principles are embedded Waikato Wellbeing Project.

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Regional alliances

Find out about our mutually beneficial alliances with others in the region.

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Last updated 16 September 2022