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Waipa¯ Dis­trict Coun­cil is launch­ing a ma­jor town plan­ning ex­er­cise for Cam­bridge.

The coun­cil wants to re­fresh the town con­cept plans for all towns and vil­lages in Waipa¯ over the next three years.

Cam­bridge’s most re­cent Town Con­cept Plan was fi­nalised in 2010.

The plan had strong sup­port for re­tain­ing Cam­bridge’s ‘vil­lage feel’ while build­ing on the town’s world-class sport­ing prow­ess.

Since then, the Cam­bridge sec­tion of the Waikato Ex­press­way has been built, a new round­about and town en­trance con­structed and com­mu­nity ameni­ties like the new pool com­plex and cy­cle­ways are un­der­way.

Coun­cil’s strate­gic projects team leader Co­nan Mag­ill said coun­cil was hop­ing for aspi­ra­tional think­ing from the Cam­bridge com­mu­nity.

“We want peo­ple to be bold so we can har­ness their ideas and de­velop a big pic­ture plan for pub­lic spa­ces.”

Coun­cil launched a web­site yes­ter­day which in­cludes an in­ter­ac­tive dig­i­tal map­ping tool.

“We’re specif­i­cally look­ing for ideas around con­nec­tions, pedes­trian ar­eas, nat­u­ral her­itage, so­cial spa­ces and the Cam­bridge Town Hall. It’s about cre­at­ing a broader vi­sion for what peo­ple want Cam­bridge to be.”

Coun­cil will hold a se­ries of drop-in ses­sions in Cam­bridge, start­ing from Oc­to­ber 11, and an on­line sur­vey will help with the col­la­tion of in­for­ma­tion.

The re­sult­ing new town con­cept plan for Cam­bridge will be de­vel­oped by March 2019, with firm pro­pos­als con­firmed midyear.

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