Waikato: he reo kotahi Waikato: one voice
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.
The focus is now on implementing the Plan to ensure we harness the benefit of our collaboration to build champion communities together.
A formal public launch will be held towards the end of the year.
Read the Plan
You can download and read a focused summary of the Plan approved by the Joint Committee and a full version. There's also an implementation programme with recommended action timelines and status updates. Just click on a link below.
Waikato Plan – summary document
Waikato Plan – full document