Welcome to Wairoa District Council’s Community Development page. Community Development is a connector portfolio that encourages building and maintaining strong relationships between Council and the Wairoa community.
Community Development supports initiatives that focus on the development of rangatahi (youth), community projects, whānau and hapu.
Community Development sits in the Community Engagement team of Council and includes, the Rangatahi Into Employment Fund to support sustained employment opportunities for youth, the Creative New Zealand Fund to support local arts initiatives, the Eastland Group Wairoa Contestable Community Grant to support initiatives that maintain the mana and mauri of the Wairoa River, local start-up business promotion, coordinating community workshops and more.
If you would like to contact Council’s Community Development Officer, contact Austin King on +64 6 838 7309.
Wairoa District Council made specific provision in its 2012-2022 Long Term Plan ‘to undertake a planning study relating to the industrial interface with residential properties in the North Clyde area’. In November 2012, Council commissioned Opus International Consultants to carry out this study of ‘North Clyde’, and to develop a Strategy to address issues around land use conflicts.
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