Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, consultation on the Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way has concluded. 
For more ways to have your say visit the homepage to see our current consultations.

Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way has now been adopted by Council.

View the final document:
Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way - Final Document (1.72 MB) (pdf)
Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way - Final Document (online flip book)


The challenge of shaping our place and our people is one we all share and I thank all those who provided input and continue to make a contribution.

The Rotorua Way will focus on what makes Rotorua special – the district’s active environment, our strong Te Arawa culture and manaakitanga, the fantastic lifestyle we can enjoy and the diverse economic

Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way has now been adopted by Council.

View the final document:
Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way - Final Document (1.72 MB) (pdf)
Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way - Final Document (online flip book)


The challenge of shaping our place and our people is one we all share and I thank all those who provided input and continue to make a contribution.

The Rotorua Way will focus on what makes Rotorua special – the district’s active environment, our strong Te Arawa culture and manaakitanga, the fantastic lifestyle we can enjoy and the diverse economic opportunities that exist here. Together, these make Rotorua a unique place in which to live, work and invest and to visit.

We also identified areas of opportunity which will help us to build on and further enhance those
strengths. We needed to identify what makes Rotorua special to provide clear direction and focus, to ensure that as our district grows we preserve and enhance what is critical to our community and to the
district’s ongoing success.

The Rotorua Way provides the direction for the next few years, guiding our long-term, annual and spatial plans and decision-making around key projects and initiatives. These future-focussed plans, key projects and initiatives are how we will deliver Vision 2030.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, consultation on the Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way has concluded. 
For more ways to have your say visit the homepage to see our current consultations.

  • The journey so far...

    over 2 years ago
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    Rotorua Vision 2030 established long-term goals for our district. The last three years were focussed on areas needing urgent attention – these became the 2016 Priorities

    During the past few years we have seen the district progress and current indicators point to continued growth and investment. The local economy is performing above the national average, unemployment has been dropping and sectors like tourism, retail and hospitality are doing very well. It’s important we keep that momentum going.

    Rotorua is also a place of interest for businesses and investors from outside the district and people looking to move to the regions....

    Rotorua Vision 2030 established long-term goals for our district. The last three years were focussed on areas needing urgent attention – these became the 2016 Priorities

    During the past few years we have seen the district progress and current indicators point to continued growth and investment. The local economy is performing above the national average, unemployment has been dropping and sectors like tourism, retail and hospitality are doing very well. It’s important we keep that momentum going.

    Rotorua is also a place of interest for businesses and investors from outside the district and people looking to move to the regions. Our population passed 70,000 during 2016 which is a reversal of a decade-long decline pre-2014 so we are a growing, as well as thriving, district.

    We acknowledge that with growth and progress come pressures – on infrastructure like roads, water supplies and waste water systems, on public facilities, on housing stock and accommodation and on service and hospitality sectors. These challenges need to be dealt with but many also present as opportunities.


  • Rotorua 2030 Vision

    over 2 years ago
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    This is our home. We are its people.

    We’re the heart of Maori culture and expression.

    We’re innovative and we share what we learn.

    We’re driving opportunity, enterprise and diversity.

    We’re supporting a legacy of sustainability for our environment.

    Rotorua is a place for everyone...Tatau tatau - We together.


    Koinei tō tātau kāinga. Ko tātau ōna tāngata.

    Nā tātau tonu i ora ai te ahurea Māori me ōna āhuatanga katoa.

    He iwi auaha tātau e tuku nei i tā tātau e ako nei.

    E kokiri nei tātau i te angitu, i te hihiri me ngā rerekētanga maha.

    E kaha...

    This is our home. We are its people.

    We’re the heart of Maori culture and expression.

    We’re innovative and we share what we learn.

    We’re driving opportunity, enterprise and diversity.

    We’re supporting a legacy of sustainability for our environment.

    Rotorua is a place for everyone...Tatau tatau - We together.


    Koinei tō tātau kāinga. Ko tātau ōna tāngata.

    Nā tātau tonu i ora ai te ahurea Māori me ōna āhuatanga katoa.

    He iwi auaha tātau e tuku nei i tā tātau e ako nei.

    E kokiri nei tātau i te angitu, i te hihiri me ngā rerekētanga maha.

    E kaha tautoko nei tātau i whakapūmautanga o te taiao.

    Mō te katoa a Rotorua…Tatau tatau
  • District progress

    over 2 years ago

    The Vision 2030 Refresh - The Rotorua Way will ensure the long-term goals established in 2013 remain relevant and set the direction and focus for the next three years.

    As a leader of our community Rotorua Lakes Council has an important role to play in working with residents to plan for the district's future to ensure we continue to grow and prosper.

    We need to work together to decide what's important to us all and what we need to do to achieve our collective aspirations and goals.

    Tatau Tatau - We together

    ...

    The Vision 2030 Refresh - The Rotorua Way will ensure the long-term goals established in 2013 remain relevant and set the direction and focus for the next three years.

    As a leader of our community Rotorua Lakes Council has an important role to play in working with residents to plan for the district's future to ensure we continue to grow and prosper.

    We need to work together to decide what's important to us all and what we need to do to achieve our collective aspirations and goals.

    Tatau Tatau - We together

    Conversations to date have shaped the discussion document (PDF). Please take a look.

    Your ideas and input are essential to guiding Council.


  • Ko ngā mahi kua tutuki noa…

    over 2 years ago

    He mea whakaū e Rotorua Vision 2030 ētehi pae tawhiti hei whakatutuki mā te rohe. Inā te nui o ngā kaupapa me mātua titiro i tirohia ai i ngā tau e toru kua taha ake nei – koinei pū ngā kaupapa matua o te tau 2016.

    I ngā tau tata, nā te tere tupu me te haumi i whakamōhio mai ai kua anga whakamua te rohe nei. He pai ake te ōhanga ā-rohe tēnā i ngā tau kua hori, kua whai mahi te hunga koremahi, ka mutu, kua tino eke te ahunga tāpoi, te ahunga hokohoko, me te ahunga manaaki....

    He mea whakaū e Rotorua Vision 2030 ētehi pae tawhiti hei whakatutuki mā te rohe. Inā te nui o ngā kaupapa me mātua titiro i tirohia ai i ngā tau e toru kua taha ake nei – koinei pū ngā kaupapa matua o te tau 2016.

    I ngā tau tata, nā te tere tupu me te haumi i whakamōhio mai ai kua anga whakamua te rohe nei. He pai ake te ōhanga ā-rohe tēnā i ngā tau kua hori, kua whai mahi te hunga koremahi, ka mutu, kua tino eke te ahunga tāpoi, te ahunga hokohoko, me te ahunga manaaki. He mea nui ki a mātau kia pēnei tonu te anga whakamua.

    He wāhi pai a Rotorua mō ngā pakihi me ngā kaiwhakangao nō waho atu i te rohe nei me te hunga e hiahia ana ki te hūnuku ki ngā rohe. Nuku atu i te 70,000 te nui o te taupori i te tau 2016, he tauaro tērā o te tekau tau e heke haere ana i mua i te tau 2014, nō reira, kua kitea e anga whakamua te rohe nei.

    Ahakoa te angitu, kua mōhio tonu ki ngā taumahatanga – pēnei i te hanganga o ngā huarahi, o ngā taputapu wai, o ngā pūnaha para, o ngā whakaritenga tumatanui, o ngā taputapu whare me ngā whare noho, o ngā ratonga me te ahunga manaaki. Ahakoa ēnei taumahatanga hei whakaea mā mātau, he nui tonu e whai hua ana.


  • Te anga whakamua o te rohe

    over 2 years ago

    Ko Vision 2030 Refresh – ko ngā pae tawhiti i whakatūhia ai i te tau 2013 te tino aronga ā tua atu i konei ki ngā tau e toru e heke ana. Koinei pū te ara e whai nei a Rotorua.

    He mahi nui tā Te Kaunihera o ngā Roto o Rotorua i te hapori. Ko tāna he mahi tahi i te taha o te tangata whenua ki te whakarite mai i te anga whakamua e eke ai tātau ki taumata kē atu.

    Me mātua mahi ngātahi tātau e whakatauhia ai he aha ngā mea nui e tutuki ai i...

    Ko Vision 2030 Refresh – ko ngā pae tawhiti i whakatūhia ai i te tau 2013 te tino aronga ā tua atu i konei ki ngā tau e toru e heke ana. Koinei pū te ara e whai nei a Rotorua.

    He mahi nui tā Te Kaunihera o ngā Roto o Rotorua i te hapori. Ko tāna he mahi tahi i te taha o te tangata whenua ki te whakarite mai i te anga whakamua e eke ai tātau ki taumata kē atu.

    Me mātua mahi ngātahi tātau e whakatauhia ai he aha ngā mea nui e tutuki ai i a tātau me ngā whāinga i whakaritea ai.

    Tatau – Tatau

    Nā te kōrerorero i whakaritea ai te tuhinga (pdf). Tēnā, tirohia.

    Ka whai hua ō korero e mōhio ai te Kaunihera ki hea haere ai ā tua atu.