Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond (Spatial Strategy & Plan)
Consultation for Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond Community Spatial Plan has now closed.
Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond is a spatial road map for our district.
The plan will lay the groundwork for Council’s infrastructure planning, and the District Plan Review which will set the development direction of Rangitīkei through to 2050 and beyond.
The Rangitīkei District is growing, and we are planning to reach a population of 25,000 people by 2050 - almost 9,000 more people than live here today.
As our district grows, it's important that we have a plan in place to ensure that we grow in a way that works for our communities. That's where the draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, comes in. This plan is the blueprint for how we want the Rangitīkei district to develop over the next 30 years.
Our draft document was created following community engagement in 2022. To make sure that we got it right and that our plan captures the needs of our community - we went out for public consultation between Thursday 9 March and Tuesday 25 April 2023.
Consultation is now closed and we are reviewing all the feedback we received during the consultation period. Once we have finished reviewing all the submissions and the updated Spatial Plan is adopted, work will start on the draft District Plan Change, which will include rezoning land for future growth in late 2023 to early 2024.
For more information about the Community Spatial Plan, please contact Katrina Gray at 0800 422 522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kōrero Mai, have your say:
Public consultation for our draft Community Spatial Plan has closed. To learn more about what we’re proposing, you can view our full draft Community Spatial Plan below:
Read the overview here.
Read about our towns here.
Read in more detail here.
Learn more about our proposed plans for the future of your area using the links below.
Bulls Summary Document | Bulls section of Full Consultation Document
Hunterville Summary Document | Hunterville section of Full Consultation Document
Kauangaroa Summary Document | Kauangaroa section of Full Consultation Document
Koitiata Summary Document | Koitiata section of Full Consultation Document
Mangaweka Summary Document | Mangaweka section of Full Consultation Document
Marton Summary Document | Marton section of Full Consultation Document
Mataroa Summary Document | Mataroa section of Full Consultation Document
Moawhango Summary Document | Moawhango section of Full Consultation Document
Ōhingaiti Summary Document | Ōhingaiti section of Full Consultation Document
Ohotu Summary Document | Ohotu section of Full Consultation Document
Rata Summary Document | Rata section of Full Consultation Document
Rātana Pā Summary Document | Rātana Pā section of Full Consultation Document
Rural Rangitīkei section of Full Consultation Document
Scott's Ferry Summary Document | Scott's Ferry section of Full Consultation Document
Taihape Summary Document | Taihape section of Full Consultation Document
Turakina Summary Document | Turakina section of Full Consultation Document
Utiku Summary Document | Utiku section of Full Consultation Document
Whangaehu Summary Document | Whangaehu section of Full Consultation Document
Previous community engagement
In 2022, we undertook community engagement, asking Rangitīkei residents questions about their vision for our future.
You can read the summaries of this engagement below.
Bulls Community Engagement Summary
Hunterville Community Engagement Summary
Koitiata Community Engagement Summary
Mangaweka Community Engagement Summary
Mataroa Community Engagement Summary
Marton Community Engagement Summary
North Eastern Community Engagement Summary
Ōhingaiti Community Engagement Summary
Rātana Pā Community Engagement Summary
Rural Environments Community Engagement Summary
Scott's Ferry Community Engagement Summary
Taihape Community Engagement Summary
Turakina Community Engagement Summary
Utiku Community Engagement Summary
Whangaehu and Kauangaroa Community Engagement Summary
You can read the discussion material below. The full discussion document contains the District-wide sections and all settlements.
There are summary documents for each settlement or group of settlements. Click on the place name in the list below to see the online documents, or click PDF to download a printable copy.
You can also view the comments people placed in the interactive map, but you are no longer able to add ideas.
Pae Tawhiti Discussion Document - PDF
- Tūtaenui | Marton - PDF
- Otaihape | Taihape - PDF
- Bulls - PDF
- Paraekaretu | Hunterville - PDF
- Rātana Pā - PDF
- Mangaweka and Ōhingaiti - PDF
- Mataroa, Moawhango, Utiku and Ōhotu - PDF
- Turakina, Whangaehu and Kauangaroa - PDF
- Koitiata and Scott’s Ferry - PDF
- Rural Environments - PDF
- District-wide themes Feedback Form - PDF
Printed versions of the documents can be requested at Council offices and libraries.
|Project Stage / Phase||Timeline|
Background research / technical assessment
|July – December 2021|
March – April 2022
Develop Draft Spatial Plan
April – December 2022
Late 2023 - Early 2024
- Rangitīkei Economic Profile - https://ecoprofile.infometrics.co.nz/Rangitikei+District
- Rangitīkei District Plan - The District Plan - Rangitikei District Council
- Rangitīkei District Plan maps - District Plan Map (arcgis.com)
- Rangitīkei Community Profile - Community Profile Rangitikei District - Infometrics Ltd
See below for regular project updates provided to Council.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, is the document that sets the blueprint for how our communities will grow over the next 30 years. It identifies what the Rangitīkei community thinks is important for future growth and outlines the community’s visions, our key priorities, and the actions we can take to help our district grow. Part of this includes assessing the amount of land needed for our expected population growth.
The Rangitīkei District is growing, and we are planning to reach a population of 25,000 people by 2050 - almost 9,000 more people than live here today. As our district grows, we need to make sure we have the right spaces, land and infrastructure to accommodate new homes and businesses as they put roots down in Rangitīkei.
Launching this project in 2021, we spent time researching the district and understanding where our district has potential for growth.
In 2022, we undertook community engagement, asking Rangitīkei residents questions about their vision for our future. Based on the feedback we received, we identified key themes that are important to our communities when considering future growth.
In March 2023 Council will release the draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, for public consultation, during which time the Rangitīkei community is invited to make a submission on the proposed plan. The feedback we receive from the public during the consultation period will then be considered for the final Community Spatial Plan document.
Once the consultation is completed and the updated Community Spatial Plan is adopted, work will start on implementing the document. A key part of this is developing changes to the District Plan, which will include rezoning land for future growth.
The Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, sets out the vision, key themes and actions for the future, for our communities across the Rangitīkei. The Plan will mean different things for different communities as each community has different priorities. Some areas may grow, while others will stay much the same.
We are planning to focus our growth across five key towns: Taihape, Marton, Bulls, Hunterville and Mangaweka. Each town has different areas of focus - some we’re proposing to position as a visitor destination, while others we’re proposing to focus on revitalising town centres, or future-proofing infrastructure.
The Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, is an aspirational document. It is not guaranteed that all of the projects identified in the document will be funded. Council will decide which actions are developed through long term planning processes and collaboration with implementation partners.
Not all properties will be directly impacted by the draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, however we have tried to capture the aspirations of many of our communities and we hope that all communities in Rangitīkei will see the benefits of improved infrastructure, facilities and amenities.
If your property is identified as being within an area that is high suitability for growth this means that it might be rezoned to allow for future development. This does not mean that your property will be bought by Council, or that you will be required to subdivide.
Over the next 30 years we expect to face several challenges including; the need to adapt to changing technology, to improve our infrastructure and encourage and provide for residential and business growth, and to respond to the ongoing and increasing impacts of a changing climate.
Please contact Katrina Gray, Senior Strategic Planner on email@example.com or 027 287 3148.
To identify areas suitable for future growth, we mapped out potential growth areas and then conducted a preliminary assessment of how suitable the properties within this area would be for future growth. We considered things like:
How resilient an area is to natural hazards such as flooding or climate change
How close an area is to amenities like parks, schools, and towns
How accessible an area is to key transport networks
How the area will be impacted by the Three Waters infrastructure (stormwater, wastewater, drinking water)
Whether the area holds any cultural significance
Whether the area holds any environmental significance
Whether the land has fertile or productive soil for farming and agriculture
If the area is contaminated
If your property is identified as being located within a high suitability area this means that we will look further into rezoning it to allow for future development. This does not mean that your property will be bought by Council or that you will be required to develop your property.
Moderate suitability means your property is part of a wider growth area that has potential for development, however, has a number of potential limitations that could impact its suitability for growth.
If more land is needed than anticipated, your property could be looked at again in the future as an option for more housing.
If your property has been identified as low suitability, this means that it is not a feasible area for growth due to constraints such as flooding, topography, or accessibility.
If you would like to discuss your aspirations to make your property part of a growth area, please contact Katrina Gray, Senior Strategic Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 287 3148.
If your property has been identified as a future growth area there is unlikely to be an immediate impact on your rates.
If your property is subsequently identified as an area for rezoning, and is then rezoned, the value of your property may increase, which would increase the rates you pay that are based on capital value.
Property valuations occur every three years and are undertaken independently by Quotable Value Limited.
No. You do not have to sell your property if it is within an identified high suitability growth area.
No. If you do not want to subdivide or build houses on a property that is in an identified high suitability growth area, you will not be required to.
We encourage you to contact Katrina Gray, Senior Strategic Planner on email@example.com or 027 287 3148 to discuss your aspirations.
No. Council will not purchase or take land for housing.
There are a range of criteria used to assess potential growth areas. The wider area your property is located within is likely to have significant constraints, (e.g. flooding, topography, accessibility) that means the area has low suitability as a growth area.
The key themes and actions identified in the draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, are only an indication of where our community wants us to focus our resources over the next thirty years. They are not confirmed projects, and will depend on funding allocated during the revision of our Long Term Plan which is reviewed every three years. The next Long Term Plan will be released in 2024.
In 2022 we undertook community engagement where we identified key themes that are important to the Rangitīkei community when considering future growth. During this engagement period we received over 200 survey responses, had over 350 comments left on an interactive map, held meetings with local schools, attended the Youth Council meeting and community committee meetings.
We also conducted a business survey to understand growth needs and had conversations directly with landowners in areas that have been assessed for their potential for future growth.
Consultation on the draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, is open between Thursday 9 March and Tuesday 25 April 2023. You can fill out a submission form or share your ideas;
- Online at www.rangitikei.govt.nz/paetawhiti
- In person at one of our community events
- In hardcopy by posting your feedback or dropping in the submission form to one of our offices or service centres.
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By post, sending it to Private Bag110 Marton, 4741
Our draft Community Spatial Plan, Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond, is an aspirational document that outlines the blueprint for how we want the Rangitīkei district to develop over the next 30 years. It identifies how much growth we expect and where it will go, including more housing or business. It also covers a range of topics that are relevant in planning for the future such as transport, infrastructure, community facilities and the environment.
The Annual Plan sets out the Council’s planned activities and budget for the 2023/24 year. This includes the proposed rates increase. It identifies any variations from what was planned in our Long Term Plan 2021-2031 and the reasons for these changes. In this year’s Annual Plan consultation we are asking the community to share their thoughts about two specific projects we are working on - the Marton Civic Centre and the Taihape Civic Centre.
We encourage everyone in our community to make submissions on both consultations as they cover different important topics.