Tamahere residents are being asked for their views on how Tamahere will grow and develop in the future under a critical review of the area by the Waikato District Council.
The council is reviewing what’s known as the Tamahere Country Living Zone Structure Plan and is inviting the community’s feedback on a draft ‘Issues and Options’ paper, now available here on its website. See below for how and where to have your say.
Some of the issues the council is seeking comment on are:
- Traffic management options for Newell Road.
- The possibility of park and ride options for Tamahere commuters.
- If and where pedestrian areas might be created.
- How the rural residential focus can be maintained while still allowing for a degree of local services such as a country store.
- Options for the use of council owned land in the area.
- Options for the current Icepak site. (The company has surrendered operational rights to the site. Click here for earlier story.)
Waikato District Council General Manager Strategy and Support Tony Whittaker said in a statement it was important to consider connecting spaces to enhance Tamahere’s village atmosphere.
“Public feedback is crucial in making decisions now that will enhance the potential of this area for the future.”
How to have your say
A public open day is being held on Thursday, July 29 from 3pm to 7.30pm at the Tamahere Community Hall, Devine Road. Council representatives will be available to discuss aspects of the Issues and Options paper and answer any questions.
The Issues and Options paper can be viewed at the open day or here online where there is also a submission form.
Feedback can be submitted at the open day or click here to email Anne Smyth or post to Anne Smyth, Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia 3742.