Pleasant Point Strategy 2023-2033


What is the Pleasant Point Strategic Plan?

In October 2023 the Pleasant Point Community Board adopted the Pleasant Point, Cave and Surrounding Areas Ten Year Strategic Framework 2023 - 2033.

Developed through community consultation between 2022 – 2023 and generating over 500 responses, the strategic framework sets out the Community Vision with a series of projects that seek to retain and improve the current lifestyle of the community over the next ten years.

What direction does the plan set?

In order for the Pleasant Point and surrounds community to address what is important to them, the strategic framework has outlined eight Objectives across Values of “Collaboration and Partnership”, “Capability and Resilience”, and “Transparency and Inclusion”.

The key objectives that underpin the strategic framework are:

  1. Ensure that local events and businesses are sustainable and well supported.
  2. Retain, maintain and enhance local infrastructure, facilities and amenities.
  3. Retain or improve connection with the wider District.
  4. Protect the pleasant residential character and rural landscapes.
  5. Create a resilient safe and secure community (town and country).
  6. Maintain and grow community participation and connection.
  7. Promote local history and identity.

Protect the rural and small-town economy and ensure sustainability.

How do we move in the right direction?

To move forward on the Community Vision, Objectives and Values identified, the plan outlines a series of Priority Outcomes to strive toward over the next ten years:

What projects have been chosen for immediate funding by the Community Board?

With an allocated budget of $200,000 in the 2023/2024 Annual Plan, the Pleasant Point Community Board has chosen to bring the following projects to fruition in alignment with the Objectives of the Strategic Framework:

Pleasant Point Community Board ProjectsWhen and WhereLead Council UnitBudget AllocatedWho's Involved
Playground (Pleasant Point) - (Alignment with Key Objective 2)
New structure for Halstead Road Playground
 Parks and Recreation Unit$100,000 
Playground (Cave) - (Alignment with Key Objective 2)
Playground or other such facility at Cave
 Parks and Recreation Unit$30,000 
Cycle Track - (Alignment with Key Objective 3)
Finish the cycle/walk track & signage
 Land Transport Unit$50,000 
Pleasant Point Pool - (Alignment with Key Objective  2)
Painting a mural at Pleasant Point pool
 Community Services Unit$10,000 
Waste - (Alignment with Key Objective 2)
Dump station investigation
 Drainage and Water Unit$10,000 

How can I give feedback or get involved?

If you’re keen to get involved or to find out more about the projects listed above, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Pleasant Point Community Board Chairperson Raewyn Hessell, 027 385 5857

Click here to read the
Pleasant Point Strategic Framework

Click here to read the
Pleasant Point Community Action Plan 2023-2026