In January 2006, the Ruakaka residents and ratepayers association called a meeting with the aim of bringing major industry leaders, developers and community representatives together, to ensure Ruakaka and its growth gained a mutual understanding by all as to the infrastructure and amenity requirements of the district as opposed to ad hoc development.
The Ruakaka Community Partnership was subsequently formed and for three years many valuable and successful discussions took place. Of these, the One Tree Point Foreshore Protection, Wastewater Disposal, and the Rail were some.
Northport has representation on both the Steering and the Infrastructure & District planning Committees.
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