Friends of Mapua Waterfront

What is the intention of this site?

Friends of Mapua Waterfront is a site, and a local residents’ group, dedicated to gathering and disseminating ideas, opinions, thoughts and news about development plans for Mapua’s waterfront.

If you wish to be  involved in a supportive role an the exciting future for Mapua’s waterfront, primarily Waterfront Park and Grossi Point, please read our blog posts , maybe contribute a blog post of your own to suggest some ideas, and consider joining us.

TDC Working Group

The TDC , after adopting the Mapua Waterfront Plan, is setting up a working party to oversee future developments. You can read all about the Council’s masterplan for Mapua Waterfront here. Obviously the working party will eventually need information and ideas about what features of a family friendly recreation area our waterfront should –  and could – have.  If you have thoughts regarding this consider making a blog post.

Support for a family-friendly area

During the run up to the Hearings on Mapua Waterfront we discovered widespread support across a broad spectrum of people for a family friendly park and recreation area to complement the vibrant Wharf commercial area. The support came  from school principals to PTAs, from parents of children with disabilities to DHB paediatric specialists who care for them, from diverse small local business men and women   to larger regional businesses, from busy 2 parent working families through to solo parents, from active kids and teens through to elderly seniors, from kiwis with extended family in Mapua, Ruby Bay and Moutere, and from visitors throughout NZ and the world.

Many, many people, locally, regionally and throughout NZ, love this little place. Most do not, and cannot, participate in the two major local, general purpose business and community associations; MDBA and MDCA. For good reason:  scarce time and money, limited perceived benefit. But they all love the Village, the Wharf, and Mapua’s Waterfront areas and would love to support and be kept informed about ongoing developments about the waterfront.

How about you? Sign up if you would like to receive updates direct to your email address.

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You are welcome to contact us to register interest or express an opinion. We welcome local input on all issues surrounding the future of the Mapua Waterfront and environs.