Community Wellbeing Strategy

Thumbnail image of the Community Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2024.

The Community Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2024 - Strong Communities Ngā Hapori Kia Kaha was adopted by Council at the full Council meeting on 10 March 2021.

The Community Wellbeing Strategy was refreshed to align with the existing Community Wellbeing Framework that was previously endorsed by the Community Wellbeing Committee and that is embedded in the Horowhenua 2040 Strategy. The revised Strategy encompasses the principles outlined in the Community Wellbeing Framework and the revised priority areas for the Community Wellbeing Committee. They are:

  • Housing;
  • Growth;
  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Community Safety; and
  • Community Belonging.

Community Wellbeing Vision

Horowhenua is a safe, vibrant, inclusive and connected community.

Community and Social Development Action Plan

Horowhenua District Council has a long history of community development and also plays a pivotal advocacy role for the community in relation to social development. The Community and Social Development Action Plan is the vehicle to drive Community Wellbeing in Horowhenua.

The Community and Social Development Action Plan has a broad scope with a wide range of identified communities to better reflect our district in 2021. This plan supersedes existing Community Wellbeing actions plans, with the exception of the Education Action Plan and the Age-Friendly Communities Strategy.

Action Plan Aims

  • Support community-led development and work with communities to develop leadership, skills and capacity
  • Promote inclusion, reduce discrimination and remove barriers to opportunity and participation, particularly for disadvantaged groups
  • Prioritise facilitation of Māori outcomes through a partnership approach with Iwi

Strategy & Action Plan Documents

Strong Communities | Ngā Hapori Kia Kaha - Community Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2024(PDF, 5MB)
Age-Friendly Communities Strategy | Te Rautaki Hapori Manaaki Taipakeke(PDF, 1MB)
Education Action Plan 2019-2020(PDF, 357KB)