L-R: Ian Greenwood, Joanna Roberts, Richard Gunson, Kelli Sullivan, David Wingate and Belinda Vernon (Chair)
Mangawhai is the fastest growing settlement in Kaipara. Due to its proximity to Auckland and high recreational and scenic value, it is a popular destination that is rapidly transforming from a small, informal beach settlement of holiday houses into a town.
During Council’s 2015/2016 financial year, resource consent numbers grew by 33%, and 221 new lots were created through the subdivision process. Building consents have grown by 15%, with 90% of the building and resource consents for Kaipara district being in the Mangawhai area. Growth in Mangawhai continues to outstrip forecasts. Mangawhai’s dwelling numbers have more than doubled over the last 15 years.
Councils need to support growth with infrastructure like roads and footpaths, stormwater and wastewater networks, and parks. In the perfect world, public infrastructure provision occurs with growth. In Mangawhai, growth is getting ahead of the provision of some infrastructure.
Council has identified the Mangawhai Town Plan (MTP) as a priority project, and the intention is to provide a strategic framework for managing the growth of Mangawhai to ensure quality design, environmental and infrastructure outcomes.
10 draft guiding principles or assumptions have been developed to shape this project. Please see the link to the right to view these.
Seven maps have been developed to provide an initial discussion point for this project and help provide an overview of the context of Mangawhai. Please note there a number of minor corrections needed and these maps are purely a discussion point. Proposals shown on these maps have no legal standing, and are not enforceable or able to be implemented at this time. Please see links to the right of the page.
Indicative Project Timeline (please note that these dates are subject to change)
Initial community feedback was sought via an online survey in December 2015 and interviews with key representatives of the community in January and February 2016. Following this an Open Day took place in May 2016 presenting initial ideas.
A Community Advisory Panel has been appointed to provide community views and feedback to Council as the Mangawhai Town Plan project is developed. Over the coming months, the Panel will engage with the Mangawhai community regarding their ideas for the future of the township.
The Panel’s formal recommendations will then be presented to Council and the community in mid‑2017. These will be taken into account when developing the Draft Mangawhai Town Plan, which is anticipated to be completed for formal public consultation around June 2017.
Potential Roading and Footpath Improvements
Consent Trends Map
Flood Susceptibility Map
Media ReleasesPositive response to Mangawhai Town Plan Survey (29012016)
Town Plan project for Mangawhai gaining momentum (16092016)
Community Advisory PanelOpen Day Posters
Feedback Form (word)
Feedback Form (pdf)