Council Key Strategic Plans

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Access Hamilton​

The Access Hamilton Strategy aims to meet the changing travel demands of the city. The strategy outlines the need for an affordable, safe, responsive and sustainable transport system that contributes to Hamilton’s strategic vision and achieves community outcomes in a way that is consistent with national and regional objectives.

Biking Plan

Hamilton’s Biking Plan will contribute to a more attractive and liveable city for families. The plan aims to make biking safe, convenient and visible; encouraging more people to bike more often in Hamilton.

Central City Safety Strategy

​Hamilton’s central city is an attractive destination where people always feel safe.
How will we achieve it?
1. We all work together to improve safety: the Council, partner organisations and the community.
2. The central city is designed to be a vibrant, welcoming and safe space.
3. The Council policies and bylaws enable community safety in the central city.

Central City Transformation Plan

The Central City Transformation Plan (CCTP​) aims to transform Hamilton’s central city into a prosperous commercial centre, with a vibrant metropolitan lifestyle. The plan is an action-focused practical approach with a mixture of short and long-term projects designed to revitalise the central city and encourage more people to visit, live and work there.

Disability Action Plan

The Disability Youth Action Plan was developed in collaboration with the disability sector. The plan outlines specific actions that Council units will undertake to ensure people with disabilities have equity and access so they can participate in and contribute to community and civic life. The plan gives effect to Council’s Disability Policy.

Economic Development Agenda

The Economic Development Agenda sets out Council’s vision to work with the city’s business community and others to energise economic growth and strengthen Hamilton’s contribution to the New Zealand economy.

Frankton Neighbourhood Plan

The Frankton Neighbourhood Plan outlines actions to support the development of one of Hamilton's oldest suburbs over the next 10-20 years. The plan sets out a number of early, short and longer term projects for the area that support the outcomes of:

  • Retaining and growing Frankton's unique economy
  • More people living in Frankton
  • Preserving, enhancing and sharing Frankton's history
  • Attracting visitors to Frankton's history and quirky character
  • Strengthening Frankton's connections with Hamilton as a city

Hamilton Arts Agenda and Public ​Art Plan

The Hamilton Arts Agenda was developed to support and grow this thriving sector by providing direction and leadership. The agenda is plan outlining the delivery of arts-related initiatives and projects to grow the creative economy. The desired outcome of the plan is to enable Hamiltonians to celebrate and enjoy the arts. The plan will help guide the allocation of the Council’s funding and resources and it will provide direction for the arts sector. 

Hamilton East Neighb​ou​rh​ood Pla​n​​​​​​

The Hamilton East Neighbourhood Plan aims to make Hamilton East a popular and attractive character suburb that embraces its history. The plan is a key project to highlight our distinctive suburban villages and guide future developments. 

Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan

The Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan provides direction for the enhancement of Council’s libraries services. The plan aims to provide a modern library service which caters for influences from new technology and the changing needs of users.

Hamilton Urban Growth Strategy

Hamilton Urban Growth Strategy is Council’s spatial vision for the city. The strategy the strategic approach that was agreed to by Council following a city-wide consultation process undertaken in November and December 2008.

Heritage Plan

The Heritage Plan sets out Council’s approach to celebrating Hamilton’s heritage in all its forms.  The plan outlines actions for the Council to identify, manage, protect, conserve and appreciate Hamilton’s historic heritage.

He Pou Manawa Ora - Pillars of Wellbeing

He Pou Manawa Ora – Pillars of Wellbeing is a strategy which outlines Hamilton City Council's vision for a city that celebrates its special Maaori heritage, rich history, natural environmental wonders and ensures everyone has a voice in developing its future. 

Housing Strategy

The Housing Strategy provides a vision and framework for Council to address housing need in Hamilton Kirikiriroa. It tackles a broad range of housing issues and is supported by short, medium and long-term actions to make it happen.

Nature in the City Strategy

Nature – all living things including people and the ecological processes that sustain all living things – plays an essential role in our community's wellbeing. The Nature in the City Strategy sets a vision, goal and outcome areas for improving nature in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton.​

​Older Persons Plan

The Older Persons Plan has been developed to ensure Hamilton is a desirable place to live for older people. The plan outlines objectives around improving access, safety and inclusion relating to older people.

Open Spaces Plan

The Open Space Plan sets out a 50-year strategic direction for Hamilton’s parks and open spaces.  The plan presents a series of goals, priorities and an action plan that responds to the needs, challenges and opportunities facing Hamilton’s open space. This plan was developed in consultation with the community.

Our Vision for Hamilton Kirikiriroa

Everything we do is aimed at improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. Over the past two years we have been talking to you (a lot!) to understand what you love about Hamilton Kirikiriroa and what would make our city an even better place to be.

With people at the heart of everything we do, we've used this feedback to help create our vision and priorities for the next decade. These priorities reflect what you the community have said about what is important for you, your family and your neighbourhood.

These priorities have then been used to guide our 2021-31 Long-Term Plan. This plan sets out how we will deliver on our priorities for the next decade.

Playgrounds of the Future Plan

The Playgrounds of the Future Plan outlines Council’s direction and priorities relating to the delivery of new playgrounds. The Plan guides the maintenance, upgrading and/or the development of new playgrounds. The plan aims to make playgrounds an experience with equipment that stimulates both physical and mental activity.

Pooches and Parks Plan

The Pooches and Parks plan outlines where new dog exercise areas will be established in the city including two fenced dog exercise areas. It also outlines how we intend to make the central city more dog friendly and provides an overview of actions to launch an etiquette campaign aimed at both people who own pooches and those who don’t.

River Plan

The Hamilton City River Plan is a comprehensive strategy to transform the way we use and view the 16km of Waikato River running through the city. The Plan is a 30-year vision for the river and will guide how we plan and use the river into the future.

Waikato Museum Strat​egic Plan​

The Museum Strategic Plan outlines how the Waikato Museum will respond to changing shifts and trends facing museums.  The plan provides actions to develop a distinctly Waikato identity and be relevant to our communities.

Youth Action P​lan

The Youth Action Plan aims to maximise opportunities for Hamilton’s young people to be actively involved in their city. This plan commits to providing ways for our young people to contribute to the development of their city. It also provides a practical way forward in planning for youth in Hamilton and offer opportunities to showcase our future leaders. ​​

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