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Council has adopted a number of strategies to help guide decision-making and set strategic goals for the growth and development of the town in line with the relevant legislation. 

He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua

He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua is the first strategy that MDC has developed that has a specific focus on our people. It sets out the long-term strategic direction for the Masterton/Whakaoriori district across four development areas: social, cultural, environmental, and economic.

For each of the four development areas a framework has been created for the work we do to ensure we are focusing on the right things for our community.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy

The revised ACH Strategy 2019-24 reflects priorities that are important to our iwi and community in terms of strengthening the identity of the Masterton District, supporting communities to identify and lead exciting ACH projects, and facilitating opportunities for the community to connect, perform, create, learn, and express.

Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy

Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy [WEDS] was developed to maintain momentum in the region’s economy and plan for a future which allows for growth.

Wairarapa Positive Ageing Strategy

The Wairarapa Region Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa councils to prepare for the region’s rapidly ageing community.  The aim of the Strategy is to help them achieve positive outcomes through leading valued, connected and fulfilling lives.

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Community wellbeing for our residents and visitors is a primary focus for the Council. The benefit of access to green spaces is well known, and we want to ensure that everyone who lives in our District, or anyone visiting us, has easy access to our fantastic parks and open spaces.

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