Strategies and Action Plans

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On Wednesday, 4 July 2013, Horowhenua District Council adopted the Community Wellbeing Strategy 2013 - 2016. The Strategy overarches six Community Action Plans: 

  • Youth
  • Positive Ageing
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Pride & Vibrancy
  • Arts Culture & Heritage

These documents are rooted in the Horowhenua Community, and will work towards producing meaningful and tangible benefits for all sectors of the district. These plans can be accessed below.

In June 2016, revised versions of the Youth and Positive Ageing Action Plans were adopted by the Horowhenua District Council effective for the 2016 - 2019 period.The Youth Action Plan 2016 – 2019 sets out Council’s commitments to youth services and young people in the community. Its development was led by Youth Voice, Horowhenua’s Youth Council who held multiple consultations with young people from across the district. 

Similarly, the Positive Ageing Action Plan 2016 – 2019 outlines Council’s commitment to facilitating, coordinating and advocating for services that ensure a healthy and satisfying lifestyle for older generations in Horowhenua, and was developed by a working part of the Horowhenua Older Persons Network.

 All these documents are available for downloading below, or can be obtained from Te Takere, Libraries and Council Service Centres.

Strategy Goals

The Community Wellbeing Strategy has four over arching goals that influence each of the underlying Action Plans. These goals have been created by the community, for the community, and are the base values which Council's Community Wellbeing services work within.

  • A Proud Community – where everyone feels valued and respected 
  • A Connected Community – where everyone can access the facilities, services and activities they need to experience positive wellbeing
  • A Safer Community – dedicated to injury prevention and safety promotion
  • A Healthy Community – where everyone is ready to learn, with positive values and attitudes. 

Ongoing Timeframes

The Community Wellbeing Strategy has a three-year life span, and will be reviewed when this time is complete. Over this time period, different initiatives and projects will be implemented that relate to Community Wellbeing or one of the Action Plans. Council Officers will report to the Community Wellbeing Executive on the progress made, as well as keeping the wider community updated on growth within the Horowhenua community. The Community Wellbeing Strategy 2013 - 2016 is currently under review as it approaches the end of its lifespan.