What next for Tamahere?


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.

2 thoughts on “What next for Tamahere?

  • July 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Well Rob, to make matters even more interesting the same Firm is also doing the Hamilton Airport consent, which is owned by the Councils (including W D C ). The changes about to take place in this consent will also impact on Tamahere. I also think that the “firm” are doing the scoping study for the Expressway.
    I do have a lot of respect for Chris Dawson and do not question his honesty ever, but you must wonder if the Chinese walls do exist with so much happening in the area.

  • July 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Its a bit of a shame that the person who is overseeing this process works for the same firm that is assisting Titoki Sands Ltd to apply for the right to operate a sand quarry right on the boundary of the Tamahere lifestyle community. That quarry will destroy the quiet and peaceful environment that we came here to enjoy, if it proceeds. Conflict of interest perhaps?


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