Quality Street.

Setting the Direction for our Urban Area

The Urban Area of Whangārei includes Whangārei City, the surrounding suburbs of Maunu, Kamo, Tikipunga, Onerahi and Raumunga as well as Marsden Point/Ruakaka.

The Urban Area provides for a range of living, commercial and industrial activities that are crucial to our community’s wellbeing and identity.

Council continually reviews the direction for the Urban Area through strategic documents such as the Whangārei District Growth Strategy: Sustainable Futures 30/50, the Whangarei City Centre Plan and various Structure Plans.

We are seeking to introduce new urban zones enabling high quality and consolidated urban growth, encouraging more medium density residential development and inner city living, promoting economic growth and enhancing commercial centre vibrancy and viability by limiting “commercial sprawl”.

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