Omarama Masterplan

​​​​​​​​​​​What is a Masterplan?

A masterplan is a blueprint for long term growth and helps us plan for how an area will grow and change in the future. Masterplans provide a common vision for how an area could evolve in the future and sets out the community's vision for how they would like to see their area grow and whether new houses, shops, community facilities, open spaces, trees, street furniture, car parks, pedestrian connections etc are needed and where these should go.  

The masterplan will provide a spatial framework to guide future growth and development in Ōmārama that is based on community ideas and hopes.​

Why does Ōmārama need a Masterplan?​

Waitaki District Council held a series of community visioning workshops in 2018 as part of the Long Term Plan process. A strong theme emerged from these workshops that a town plan was needed for Ōmārama to better plan for development in the future given its increasing popularity and tourism growth. The preparation of masterplans for Ōmārama has now been identified as a project in the Council’s Long Term Plan for 2018-2028.

The options for Ōmārama​

The masterplan for Ōmārama is being developed to assist in setting out the community’s vision for how and where the township will grow.  A vision for the future will support the community to understand what future growth in the area could look like and identify key components needed to enable that growth.  ​

Read the Ōmārama Masterplan Discussion Documents below to find out about the core issues identified as the guiding principles for change,​ and the options we asked for your feedback on.​

Have your say!

The survey for feedback on the Ōmārama​ Discussion document closed on 6 September, 2019. A summary of the feedback we received can be found here:

Omarama Masterplan feedback summary.pdf​ (PDF, 2.8MB)

Next Steps

We're busy reading through and analysing all your feedback, which we will use to develop a preferred masterplan option for Ōmārama. The final masterplan document will include detailed concept plans, drawings and sketch designs of the key concepts to help bring the masterplan alive and inspire the community.​

Omarama Masterplan timeline


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