Active Whakatāne Strategy


ViaStrada worked with the Client and key stakeholders to update the ten-year old active transport and recreation strategy. Preliminary tasks included an extensive network audit using ArcGIS Data Collector and the preparation of an online StoryMap for planning and public information, online surveys, and in-person public engagement at a range of events. ViaStrada prepared large posters with the findings for public meetings and collated "share an idea" cards. The draft strategy was a concise and graphics-rich document that was lauded by staff and councillors. After a hiatus due to the White Island volcanic eruption and other community pressures, the strategy was picked up again in 2020, revised, and adopted by Council. ViaStrada is now working with Council on the implementation plan.


To provide a district-wide Transport and Recreation Strategy for Whakatāne encouraging active modes.
Whakatāne District Council
Whakatāne, Bay of Plenty
April 2018 – April 2020
Project Status
John Lieswyn
Director – Principal Transportation Planner