Waikato growing fast

Waikato, one of the country’s fastest growing districts, is forecast to jump from its current 29,000 households and 77,000 people to around 41,000 households and 102,000 people by 2040.

The Waikato District Council is preparing for a long period of growth and change and has been working hard on major initiatives in the past year that will be crucial to creating liveable communities for the future, it says.

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Delays reduce council debt

Waikato District Council’s audited Annual Report for 2014/15 was adopted at a full council meeting on Monday.

The Council’s ‘scorecard’ to its community shows the organisation progressed on key projects set out in the Annual Plan and achieved lower than expected debt, the council said in a statement.

Highlights of the report included:

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