Community Plans

Horowhenua is made up of many different neighbourhoods and communities, all of whom have their own unique identity and special characteristics from the Tararua Ranges to the sea.

We want to ensure we keep what’s special and support projects that are important to each community.

A Community Plan is the voice of that community and will highlight their goals and aspirations. It will outline what the community wants to preserve in their area and outline ways to enhance and develop other areas of importance.

Adopted Community Plans

Council has formally adopted the Waitārere Beach Community Plan. This plan was developed based on extensive engagement with the community during 2019 and 2020 and sets out the vision, values, priorities and actions of the Waitārere Beach Community.

Te Mahere ā-Hapori o Waitārere | Waitārere Beach Community Plan(PDF, 8MB)

Community Plans under development

Council is currently working with the communities of Manakau, Ōhau and Levin to create their Community Plans. If you live, work or play in any of these areas we want to hear from you. Council is also supporting the Foxton Beach Progressive Association in developing the community plan for Foxton Beach.

Tell us what makes your community special and what your dreams and aspirations are for your community.

If this isn’t you don’t worry! Council will be working with the other communities in the district over the coming years. The aim is to have Community Plans which represent all of the district.

Find out more

Find out more and have your say on the Community Plans currently being developed below.