Riwaka Plans 2015-2025

This page contains plans and projects for the Riwaka Settlement outlined Council's Long Term Plan and Annual Plan.

Riwaka Settlement Area

Population Projection

 

2015/161-

2017/18

Short term (yrs 1-3)

2018/19-

2024/25

Medium term (yrs 4-

10) 2

2024/25 –

2034/35

Long term (yrs 11-20)

3

Population

606

623

630

Median age

41.2

 

 

Median household income

$26,500

 

 

Household size

2.3

2.4

2.2

Number of dwellings required

5

20

15

  1. Years a split as they represent financial years (e.g. July 2015 – June 2018 for years 1-3).
  2. Years 1-10 represent life of LTP.
  3. Years 1-20 accord with life of AMP.

The median age is 41.2 years for people in Riwaka, similar to the median age in Tasman District of 44.2 years.

The median income in Riwaka is $26,500, which is slightly above the District median of $25,700.

There are currently 246 households in Riwaka and this is anticipated to rise to 286 by 2035.

The settlement boundary of Riwaka is relatively large due to historic ribbon development that has occurred in Main Road Riwaka, however Riwaka suffers from significant flood risk  from a number of rivers including the Motueka River as well as seawater inundation risk. As a result the growth model review concluded that no additional land should be made available for dwellings in Riwaka due to the flood hazard risk.

Major Projects Planned for Riwaka between 2015/2016 and 2025/2026

Water

  • Kaiteriteri/Riwaka water treatment plant upgrade to meet the drinking water standards (2015-2017)

Transportation

  • Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Road upgrade (2026-2028)

Community Development

  • Funding for parks and reserves walkways continues through the next 10 years
  • Partial funding towards Riwaka Hall seismic upgrade

Environmental management

  • Coastal hazard planning