After years of planning, consultation and community feedback, Auckland Council has issued the first draft Warkworth Structure Plan, which will determine how land around the town is developed over the next 30 years.
New residential areas, parks and business land are among the proposals being put forward and people are being encouraged to have their say on the ideas for new land uses and infrastructure from now until March 25.
Details of the draft plan will be on display at two open days at Warkworth Town Hall, on Thursday, March 7, between 3pm and 7pm, and on Saturday, March 9, from 10am to 2pm.
A Council spokesman said the draft plan proposed to protect and restore a ‘green network’ of areas around streams and bush, and showed indicative locations of potential new parks. It also features a range of new residential areas, from low density around the outer edges to higher density around new neighbourhood centres.
Feedback will be incorporated in the final draft structure plan for Council approval in June. As well as the open days, feedback can be left online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay, emailed to email@example.com or submitted by phone on 09 301 0101.