Council Strategies

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.

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