Plans, policies and reports
Hauraki Gulf Islands review
Issues and options papers
This document was formulated after extensive consultation with the Waiheke community over two and a half years. It is a non-statutory document that is very popular with the Waiheke community. The principles and actions of the strategy are broad and wide-ranging. Sections of the Waiheke community have been supportive of incorporating Essentially Waiheke into the Hauraki Gulf Islands (HGI) District Plan.
A review and evaluation of Essentially Waiheke has been undertaken. The review included the development of a matrix listing key strategies and actions within Essentially Waiheke and describing Council's progress in achieving these actions, as well as outlining what is planned for the future. Where the analysis has highlighted that changes should be made to the actions within Essentially Waiheke, these changes have been referenced in the matrix.
The review and recommended changes went to the Waiheke Community Board in February 2005.
Currently the HGI Plan does not refer to Essentially Waiheke because the Plan was adopted before Essentially Waiheke was developed. What status should Essentially Waiheke have in the HGI Plan? Should it be referred to, or incorporated in whole, in part or not at all?
In addition, since a number of the actions within Essentially Waiheke either explicitly refer to or relate to the HGI Plan, it is important that these actions be considered.
You may have a better or alternative approach to those outlined below. If so, we would like to hear from you.
While this issue paper can be read in isolation, it is best read in association with the issue papers relating to: