Spatial plan submissions

by Paul Campbell

The shape of the district in the future is the subject of an online draft spatial plan consultation by Kaipara District Council that closes on Monday, April 13.

The council’s district-wide Spatial Plan development is looking at the smaller sized communities across Kaipara. Initially, staff were having face-to-face meetings, but these were stopped by the arrival of Covid-19, and the survey was moved online to

It seeks input on Baylys Beach, Glinks Gully, Kaihu, Kellys Bay, Matakohe, Pahi, Paparoa, Pouto, Ruawai, Tangowahine, Te Kopuru, Tinopai and Whakapirau.

The survey page contains three maps each for all the communities included, providing a basic overview, a look at what is currently in place in terms of housing, services and other amenities. A third map provides an overview of any opportunities or constraints that have been identified by an initial assessment.

Questions can be emailed to