Ensuring our Infrastructure and Community Facilities Cater For Our Growing Community

Through our Infrastructure Strategy and other long term planning the Council is anticipating the future needs of our community. Our Long Term Plan outlines how we expect to meet the needs of a growing community.

The Waimakariri District has a current population of 64,700. More than 80 percent of the population is concentrated in the eastern part of the District with its largest towns being Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend/Pegasus. Oxford is the largest town in the western part of the District.

We forecast the District’s population to be about 78,000 by the end of the 2021-2031 LTP period and approaching 95,000 - 100,000 people by 2050.

Our infrastructure and community facilities are of a very good standard. However, with our population expected to grow by 50 percent over the next thirty years we will need to plan, invest and build in advance.

For this LTP, in addition to the ongoing upgrades to our core infrastructure of transport and Three Water networks to cater for growth, there are three new initiatives that we would be interested in your views on.

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The consultation for the Draft Long Term Plan has now finished. The Council will now consider all feedback as well as holding public hearings and deliberations in May. The Long Term Plan will be adopted by Council in June.

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