The Waikato Plan is the first time that the councils of the Waikato and their strategic partners have joined together with one voice to identify and address the issues that the region faces and take full advantage of our opportunities. The Plan identifies a number of priorities and actions as being critically important for our region.

The Plan will be used in sub-national or national negotiations to leverage additional resourcing and funding for regional needs and development priorities. Hearings will be held in late April/early May.

If you wish to obtain a paper copy of the draft Waikato Plan or its summary, please contact Tracey Deane from Waikato Regional Council’s democratic services on (07) 859 0583.

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