We’re seeking your views on proposals to classify existing reserves within the Moutere-Waimea Ward.
We're proposing that Council-administered reserves in Moutere-Waimea Ward (207 separate parcels of land in total) be classified as either: Scenic Reserve, Historic Reserve, Recreation Reserve or Local Purpose Reserve (of various purposes – e.g. walkways, esplanade reserves, community buildings, war memorial or walkway/utility purposes).
What will change if the reserves are classified?
Classifying land as a reserve makes the principal purpose of the reserve clear. Once classified, each reserve would have a specified type/class/purpose under the Act. It's an administrative process designed to make sure the land is used appropriately into the future. Reserve classification also affects the Council's management and decision making about these properties. In reality, there is unlikely to be much change to the way these properties are used. Once the reserve classification process is complete, we will publicly notify a draft Moutere-Waimea Ward Reserve Management Plan. This plan should align with the classification of each reserve it covers.
The consultation process
There's a legal process we need to go through under section 16 of the Reserves Act before we decide whether to classify the existing reserves in Moutere-Waimea Ward. We call for submissions, then hold hearings and deliberations before deciding on final reserve classifications. The process is complete once notices reiterating the Council’s resolutions have been published in the New Zealand Gazette.
Have your say
The proposals are now available for feedback and we’d like to hear your views by 15 March 2021. You can either view the relevant information online at tasman.govt.nz/feedback or view a hard copy at Council offices or libraries.