Whangaparaoa Town Centre is next in line to receive the attention of a town planner, thanks to funding from ratepayers.
Town centre plans for Silverdale and Orewa have been already completed and approved by the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board, and last month it approved funding of $25,000 for a plan to be put together for the peninsula.
The plans look at the potential for future development and cover issues such as cycleways and public spaces.
The local board has identified the proposed town centre area as covering from the New World site to the commercial area east of Wade River Rd.
The Whangaparaoa Town Centre Plan is to be commissioned from former Rodney District Council planner Jason Evans of ET Urban Design, who also completed the plan for Orewa.
Although the plans are non-statutory, they are used as a guide by Auckland Council as the area develops.
A report presented to the local board states that the Whangaparaoa Town Centre plan is required to “help achieve a business heart and high quality developments and public spaces within Whangaparaoa. Whangaparaoa has grown substantially in recent times and needs to respond to changes,” the report says.
Landowners, developers, businesses and the Whangaparaoa 2030 team will be involved in the process, the report says. Public feedback with also inform the development of the final plan.