Community Outcomes

Horowhenua District Council's Community Outcomes form part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2041. These are what we aim to achieve in meeting the current future needs of our communities for good quality infrastructure, public services and performance of regulatory functions.

The outcomes and associated bullet points listed below are in no particular order.

Vibrant Economy

Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Community Outcome - Vibrant Economy.
  • We are business friendly.
  • We will work with others to enable our economy to grow.
  • We support diversity and resilience in our local economy.
  • We aspire for economic security for all of our people.
  • We seize growth opportunities for our district.


Outstanding Environment

Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Community Outcome - Outstanding Environment.
  • We contribute to improving our natural environment for current and future generations to enjoy.
  • We protect the important natural features in our district.
  • We ensure our built environment supports the wellbeing of our people.
  • We manage competing pressures on resources sustainably.


Fit for purpose Infrastructure

Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Community Outcome - Fit for purpose Infrastructure.
  • We develop and maintain facilities and infrastructure to meet the needs of current and future generations.
  • We provide efficient, reliable and affordable infrastructure.
  • We work with partners to develop infrastructure that enables growth.
  • Our community facilities and infrastructure are resilient, helping us to respond to climate change and natural hazards.


Partnership with Tangata Whenua

Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Community Outcome - Partnership with Tangata Whenua.
  • We will uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles.
  • We build mutually respectful partnerships with tangata whenua.
  • We support Mana Whenua to maintain and enhance tikanga with their ancestral lands and waterways, wāhi tapu and other taonga.
  • We support whanau, marae, hapū and iwi in achieving their aspirations.
  • We recognise the role of Mana Whenua as kaitiaki of their rohe.


Strong Communities

Long Term Plan 2021-2041 Community Outcome - Strong Communities.
  • We value the diversity of our people.
  • We recognise the value of our district’s heritage and its contribution to our communities sense of identity and pride.
  • We take an inclusive approach and encourage our people to participate in local decision making.
  • We provide infrastructure and services as a foundation for resilient and connected communities.
  • We build collaborative relationships with service providers to help enable all of our people to live positive and health lifestyles.
  • We help create facilities and places where people of all ages and backgrounds feel included, safe and connected.