The Future Proof sub-region includes the territorial authorities of Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Waikato District Council.
The sub-region is an area of rapid population and development growth. The area is defined as 'high growth' by the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity. The population of the sub-region is projected to increase by around 30 percent over the next 30 years. The high growth rates have placed considerable pressure on all three territorial areas.
Hamilton City, and Waikato and Waipa districts are facing a number of similar challenges, but they all have different growth stories due to their size, geographies and communities.