South Wairarapa Spatial Plan - Our Future Focus 2050

How do you want South Wairarapa to look in the future? What is strategically important for growth in our district? Where should development occur? What areas should be protected? These are the important questions we want your input on to develop a spatial plan for the District. 

What is the purpose of a spatial plan?

Our spatial plan will help us prepare for the ongoing growth of our population. It will provide a blueprint for what we want our district to look like in the future. The challenge is to develop in ways that support the future prosperity and wellbeing of our district but protects what makes it special.

Hearing from you, the community, about what you see as the important issues and how you see the district developing and growing is an essential part of the process of developing our spatial plan.

It will help us balance the environmental, social, economic, and quality of life factors affecting our community and guide allocation of resources such as land use and construction of capital works (core infrastructure like roads, water supplies, parks and playgrounds).

The Spatial Plan will align with our district vision, refresh and feed into future annual plans, long-term plans and district plans, and provide guidance for the development of infrastructure.

The Discussion Document includes some ideas to start the discussion with the community – your feedback will help to develop the Draft Spatial Plan, which you will have another opportunity to provide feedback on before it is finalised.

Discussion Document

Phase 1 feedback closed

Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the Discussion Document. The deadline was 5pm, Friday 13 September.

There is still time to input during Phase 2 consultation, taking place later this year, when we will be asking people for feedback on the Draft Spatial Plan (see below).

South Wairarapa District Council