Long term planning — key decisions made

Major decisions made by Wāipa District Council at its Strategic Planning and Policy Committee Long Term Plan hearings:

  • Investigate building a cycleway from Pirongia to Ngā Roto to connect with Te Awamutu. The cost will be about $4 million with $3.7 million from Waka Kotahi.
  • Plan to build a network on cycling routes limited to Cambridge and Te Awamutu for about $10 million with half the funding from Waka Kotahi.
  • Move ahead with full concept plan for Lake Te Koo Utu to improve its water, habitat and include history and educational features costing $5.8 million with $4 million from asset sales.
  • A Memorial Park, Te Awamutu redevelopment plan costing $5.075 million, down from the proposed $9.04 million.
  • Partner with a community organisation to set up a resource recovery centre, costs could be up to $4 million.
  • If a review of the Transport Strategy identifies the need for a new bridge, the council will begin work around identifying and designating a route. The feasibility work will be funded from the Transport operating reserve.

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