Why is it important to plan ahead for Benneydale? | Waitomo District Council

Why is it important to plan ahead for Benneydale?

Council believes that place making and place shaping our communities is crucial to the success of our District, because our townships are where most of us live, work and shop. Benneydale is a special place – Council thinks that it has the opportunity to embrace the Pureora experience and to act as a significant gateway to the Timber Trail. We would like to look at the opportunities available to Benneydale and find a way to capture and capitalise on these.

Council thinks that there are a number of attractions close to Benneydale that the town could act as an anchor for. Council would like to build on these opportunities through the Benneydale Town Concept Plan.

The Town Concept Plan can also be used to develop and strengthen Benneydale’s identity and to consider what changes we need to make to improve the wider environment. We can also look at what things we need to manage and protect for the future.

Council believes that it is very important to set aside space for the best infrastructure, facilities and reserves that we can afford. It’s also very important that there are opportunities for businesses to operate and expand, for tourism to be encouraged and for residential areas to be attractive and safe. 

Why is it important to plan ahead for Benneydale?