Waikato River

What is the vision?

Future Proof outlines how the Hamilton, Waikato and Waipa region will develop moving forward.

As we put the strategy into practice, we will be guided by these focus areas:

Centres of Community

  • Diverse and vibrant metropolitan centres linked to thriving towns and rural communities and place of choice - live, work, play, invest and visit

Resources and the Environment

  • Protection of natural environments, landscapes and heritage and a healthy Waikato River as the heart of the region’s identity

  • Sustainable resource use

Services and Facilities

  • Affordable and sustainable infrastructure


  • Effective governance, leadership, integration, implementation and productive partnerships

  • Strong and collaborative partnerships with Tangata Whenua