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Mapua Waterfront Project

This page provides details of the Mapua Waterfront project, progress updates and links to further information.

Plan Adopted

The Mapua Area Waterfront Masterplan was adopted in 2017.

About the Project

Mapua has been one of the fastest-growing areas in the District over the past few years and has a bright future - both as a great place to live and as an attractive destination for visitors.  The rapid growth has led to some challenges, however.  We want to make sure Mapua continues to flourish, so some significant pieces of work are underway to meet those challenges.

Development of Mapua's beautiful waterfront area has been carried out in response to demands arising over time.  It's time to develop a comprehensive strategic vision for the area that will help guide its development and management for years to come.

Initial Consultation

Council undertook a public survey over the summer of 2016/2017 to gather the views of residents and visitors on the current use of the waterfront area and aspirations for the future. A total of 723 survey responses were received that provided a variety of ideas and suggestions.

Read Survey Results
Read Council Report

In January 2017, Council engaged a consultant to help progress the project. A wide-ranging community engagement phase, including iwi, was undertaken involving thirty-one individual face-to-face and group meetings. We also held three deliberative public ‘Mapua Waterfront: Now to 2050’ forums engaging 75 participants from a broad range of community groups, clubs and organisations.

Follow-Up Consultation

An ‘Options for the Future’ document has been developed, which draws on all the information provided through the initial consultation phase. It outlines Council’s proposed options, as well as alternative options and the implications and consequences for each key area within the project scope. The document focuses on the waterfront area and looks at its use including the wharf area, Waterfront Park, remediated land, Grossi Point, and provision of a boat ramp. Other considerations include parking, lighting and pedestrian safety.

You can access the following documents by clicking on the titles below:






Community Development Committee meeting – adopts options document for public consultation

6 July 2017

Public Consultation – submissions open for 5 weeks

8 July – 14 August 2017

Mapua Community Association Meeting

10 July 2017

“In your neighbourhood session” Mapua

Saturday 29 July 2017


21 (22) August 2017

Full Council decision to adopt Mapua Waterfront Master Plan

28 September 2017