The ultimate goal of the Māpua Waterfront Area Masterplan is to public and community spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being.
The strategic future direction of the Māpua Waterfront Area encompasses:
The Masterplan is due for review after five years.
This Masterplan sets out a strategic direction for the Māpua waterfront and adjacent areas recognising the interconnectivity of the waterfront area.
Each 'location' is individually discussed with specific actions for the future, whilst acknowledging that they each impact the area as a whole.
The Action Plan for each location over the one- to five-year horizon proposes a comprehensive working group to implement changes, link work, and ensure continuity of vision and connection.
The Masterplan addresses the complexity of the waterfront congestion, popularity and changes. It also addresses the broader Mapua issues, related to the increase of activity and public demand with a focus on the coastal land and coastline at Mapua.
In developing the Masterplan, Council has considered how it can best accommodate the various and competing demands for community infrastructure and assets, and the differing pressures and issues within the area and the Region.
In implementing the Māpua Waterfront Area Masterplan, Council anticipates ‘place making’ that capitalises on the local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential.
The masterplan was developed after several rounds of consultation with the community.
Māpua has been one of the fastest-growing areas in the District over the past few years and has a bright future - both as a great place to live and as an attractive destination for visitors. The rapid growth has led to some challenges, however.
We want to make sure Māpua continues to flourish, so some significant pieces of work are underway to meet those challenges.