Draft Safer Whanganui Strategic Plan

Whanganui District Council would like to hear your thoughts on a collective plan to increase safety and reduce injuries in our district.

The Draft Safer Whanganui Strategic Plan aims to collectively increase safety and reduce injuries in our district over the next 10 years.

Developed by Safer Whanganui, a community led Council mandated coalition that provides leadership and direction to achieve a safer community.

Four key pillars drive the draft strategic plan:

  • Youth – we are a community that is the best place to start your life
  • Places – our built environments are safe.
  • Community – we are connected and collaborative community
  • Homes  – every Whanganui resident has a safe home to live in

Some advantages/ disadvantages for a collective Strategic Plan:



​Provides a collective direction that everyone can work towards.

With a large number of agencies involved, co-ordination, monitoring and review may be challenging.

​Supports and demonstrates community leadership to understand and address the safety issues within our district.

Some of the goals in the strategy may be impacted by unforeseen circumstances, such as political or economic developments, natural disasters, agency restructures or personnel changes.

​Offers potential to build greater partnerships to addresses areas where safety could be improved.

​The strategy has a strong focus on agency collaboration and activity. Community voices and priorities may be difficult to hear in this process.

​Monitoring of strategy supports change

​Aligns to Leading Edge – Accreditation of Safer Whanganui.

Focus to address high injury areas​

More information?

Read the Draft Safer Whanganui Strategic Plan here→

Also, have a look at the Safer Whanganui Community Needs Assessment that presents recent Whanganui District injury and safety statistics alongside key advice from local experts.

Key Findings  Summary Report  Full Report  

To make a submission, you can fill out and submit an online form, or fill out a printed form which can be returned to the Council at 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui 4500.

Make your submission online here→

Submission form - print

Copies of the Draft Safer Whanganui Strategic Plan and submission form are also available at the Council, 101 Guyton Street, at the Davis Library, Queens Park, or the Gonville Café Library, Abbot Street. Whanganui.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact Lauren Tamehana, Manager, Safer Whanganui at lauren.tamehana@whanganui.govt.nz or 06 3490001.

Submissions close at 4.00pm on Friday 10 August 2018.


Page reviewed: 13 Jul 2018 2:22pm