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The Kumeū-Huapai Centre Plan

​What the Kumeū-Huapai Centre Plan does

The Kumeū-Huapai Centre Plan provides a planning framework to guide how the town centre area grows and develops in the short term and over the next 30 years.

The vision for the future

Kumeū-Huapai is an attractive town centre that focuses on the river, has improved connections, and celebrates its heritage and rural hinterland.

Four key ideas

These ideas respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the Kumeū-Huapai town centre. Each key idea is supported by implementable actions.

  1. We want our town centre to look better.
  2. We want to get around the centre more easily.
  3. Let's improve the river and our natural environment.
  4. The town centre is about the people.

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Progress update

Considerable progress has been made on the implementation of actions since the Rodney Local Board adopted the Kumeū-Huapai Centre Plan in 2017.

Key areas of progress include:

  • actions around transport
  • actions relating to the upgrading of civic spaces and facilities.

Of the 47 actions, 28 actions are on-track and 18 are yet to begin (largely because they are longer term actions).

Progress of transport actions

The Supporting Growth programme continues to have an influence on the implementation of transport actions within the centre plan.

While transport network planning is in the early stages, the programme will be key in improving connections within and around the Kumeū-Huapai town centre in the longer term.

Progress of civic space actions

An improved civic space is under construction with thanks to the leadership of the Huapai Hub Convening Group.

This civic space, dubbed the 'Huapai Hub', is located behind the arts centre and will provide an excellent community space. Additionally, the arts centre is expanding their facility, which will complement the Huapai Hub civic space.

If you have any questions about this plan or its progress, email