Managed by the Forum and funded by OceanaGold Waihi, the Streets Ahead fund is a voluntary scheme designed to protect property values by enhancing the area near the Correnso Underground Mine. The Forum has completed two Streets Ahead projects to date and is now investigating ideas for a third project.

Streets Ahead Project 3 - Street Front Home Improvement Grant

Following on from the successful 2013/14 and 2015/16 Streets Ahead schemes in Waihi East,
the Waihi Community Forum has announced its latest Streets Ahead project - up to $300  Street Front Home Improvement grant for each home in Waihi East.  For more information please see our Q&A Media page which has our latest newsletter and information relating to this project.

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Please upload competition entry from this page or email  Forms are also available from the HDC Service Centre in Waihi.  You have until the 31st December to send in your before and after photos with the entry form.

Cherry Blossom Planting
Cherry Blossom Society have been planting around Gilmour Road and Lake and are looking to plan the entrances to town. The Forum thought that Barry Road could benefit from such a scheme.

Street Art
An area in Waihi East could be brightened by work from a local artist.

If you or your group has an idea that could benefit Waihi East, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the Streets Ahead Project form and email it to:

Streets Ahead Project 1 - Home Improvement Grant

Over 2013/2014 residents in Waihi East were given an $850 grant for a home improvement project of their choice. Projects included fencing, painting, redoing driveways etc. As an alternative residents were also offered a basic starter solar panel package.

82% of the Waihi East community took part in the scheme, and remaining funds were rolled over for future Streets Ahead projects.

Streets Ahead Project 2 - Waihi East Community Green Space

In partnership with Waihi East School, the Forum recently completed a fantastic new playground and barbecue area for our community. Residents will be able to use the area for picnics, barbecues, birthday parties, social sports and more. See plans below.

During school hours over 160 children from our community will be able to enjoy new playground facilities and after school, at weekends and during school holidays, our community can enjoy these facilities too. Maintenance of the new green space will be taken care of by Waihi East School, and the school's security cameras, will help deter vandals.


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