At the Council meeting on 23 July 2019, Council agreed to start the revitalisation of the Ōpōtiki town centre.
Consultation began in August and ended in November 2019. Community consultation had taken place in many forms such as Facebook, information sessions, community group meetings and events and Council thanks all those who took the time to engage with us. From that consultation, the community identified key themes that are unique to the character of the Ōpōtiki town centre. The themes then helped formulate the structure plan and guideline principles.
The Structure Plan will guide future decision-making regarding the revitalisation of the town centre. This will provide certainty to business owners; the wider community, and stakeholders about what development is likely to happen and when it will happen. It will also help Council; businesses and landowners to prioritise spending on activities within the town centre.
The structure plan was put forward to Council and adopted on the 30 June 2020. Council endorsed the recommendations set out in the Ōpōtiki Town Centre Structure Plan ("Next Steps") as follows:
For further information please see the Ōpōtiki Town Centre Structure Plan Summary (PDF, 5MB)