Our Community Plans - Lets create good places for you 12 April 2019 We're reviewing our Community Plans and want your input on what is needed in your community. Take our survey to let us know what you think by 3 May and be in to win an iPad. We have community plans in place for towns across our district, which help inform elected members about what our communities’ value and think about our activities and services. Some of these plans were written many years ago and it’s a good time to ‘check-in’ and change, add or confirm the plans we have in place. We want to get a good sense of what’s important to each community. Knowing what everyone values will help your Community Board and Council make more informed decisions around funding and to prioritise the services and activities that are most important to your community. The plans are about what a community can do itself (and advocate for), and what our Council can do in partnership with the community and other organisations. We started our Community Plan review process earlier this year, with focus groups for each area providing feedback, which has helped us develop a public survey, which opens today, 12 April. The responses will feed into the new set of Community Plans. We want to hear from people who live permanently or own a property in our district, and which community you associate with most, what you like about it and what changes you would like to make it a better place to live, work, visit and play in. To thank you for taking the time to complete the survey we are offering the chance to win an iPad Pro 10.5. Click here to take the survey. Current Community Plans Cooks Beach Ferry Landing and Flaxmill Bay (2006) Coromandel & Outlying Communities (2010-2020) Hahei - Draft (2005-2015) and updated (2010) Hikuai (2014) Hot Water Beach (2006) Kuaotunu (2009) Manaia (2003) Matarangi (2008) Mercury Bay South (2007) Onemana (2017) Opito and Matapaua Bays (2009) Otama (2009) Pauanui – Part one and part two (2005) Rural - Whenuakite, Coroglen Kaimarama and the 309 Road (2007) Tairua (2016) Thames – Part one and part two (2006) Whangamata (2001) Whangapoua/Te Rerenga (2008) Whitianga (2009) There are also a number of other strategies which have had strong community input and need consideration (e.g. Thames Urban Design Strategy). For more information visit www.tcdc.govt.nz/communityplans.