The Waikato Regional Council is involved in the development of growth strategies in the region. Growth strategies usually determine where and when residential, industrial and commercial growth should occur. They are powerful ways of directing growth so that environmental problems are minimised.
The Waikato Regional Council is a partner in the development of the following growth strategies:
A number of other districts already have growth strategies, such as the Taupo district. Others are currently developing them.The Waikato Regional Council is involved in the development of these strategies, as well as other territorial authority plans and strategies which manage growth.