Mangawhai Structure Plan

Mangawhai Structure Plan Part 1 to 17

  • Part 1 Cover and Intro
  • Part 2 Overview
    • The Mangawhai Structure Plan provides a means for the Kaipara District Council and Mangawhai communities to manage the effects of growth.
  • Part 3 Policy Areas
    • This policy area contains a number of significant landscapes of high conservation value including the ridgeline that extends from Pukekaroro to Bream Tail on the northern upper catchment boundary, which is part of the wider, regionally significant Brynderwyn Range. This ridgeline is a key area of continuous native vegetation of high landscape and ecological value for both Mangawhai and the wider Kaipara District.
  • Part 4 Policy Areas
    • To consolidate and enhance the identity of Wood Street as a commercial centre for Mangawhai
  • Part 5 Policy Areas
    • Catering for steadily increasing local demand and high peak seasonal demands for access, parking and amenity resolving conflicts between cars and pedestrians through more clear definition of road and footpaths potential to enhance commercial precinct identity
  • Part 6 Policy Areas
    • Suggested Policy Area design guidelines that consider: • building form,service areas, car park, vehicle access, landscape and design 
  • Part 7 Policy Areas
    • Recommended policy area design principles • to create a built environment suitable to reinforce Wood Street as the traditional business centre for Mangawhai through the encouragement of a central mixed use activity core that can accommodate future anticipated demand for services
  • Part 8 Policy Areas
    • Industrial area. The existing light industrial area to the east of The Causeway at the Molesworth / Heather / Moir Point intersection is currently occupied by a mix of light industrial fabricators, semi-industrial service providers and bulk handling industrial uses
  • Part 9 Policy Areas
    • The area is characterised by dispersed, small number of industrial buildings of significant size and bulk accessible from both Molesworth and Moir Point Road.
  • Part 10 Policy Areas
    • Limit the scale and extent of light industrial development by appropriate zoning.
  • Part 11 Policy Areas
    • Enhance the causeway entry experience and improve the quality of the built environment to complement th existing roadside vegetation patterns
  • Part 12 Policy Areas
    • Any new development should maintain wide densely planted buffers along both main site boundary roadways.
  • Part 13 Policy Areas
    • Individual buildings shall be visually connected through the use of consistent forms, materials and colours, that allow for sufficient variation of built form • Building form, design and details shall be appropriate for Mangawhai conditions. This includes the use of steel cladding systems where appropriate 
  • Part 14 Policy Areas
    • The Mangawhai Heads Recreational Reserve is the principal public access point to the Mangawhai Beach. It is characterised by a variety of contrasting and complementary landscape elements that contribute to a unique landscape experience. This is formed by the underlying natural geomorphology of the estuary headland.
  • Part 15 Policy Areas
    • key features • Natural water bodies and associated viewsheds • Beach and dune elements • Built structures • A variety of vegetation elements • Natural features of topography • Access to open coastline 
  • Part 16 Policy Areas
    • Develop a Master Plan to guide for future development
  • Part 17 Future Actions
    • To Support & implement the structure plan Council will carry out the following actions...


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Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

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