Share your ideas for Cambridge
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.