Moutere-Waimea Ward reserves project

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Two related projects are underway:

  • Classification of existing reserves located within the Moutere-Waimea Ward
  • Review of the Moutere-Waimea Ward Reserve Management Plan (RMP)

The Council administers 156 parks, reserves and open space areas within Moutere-Waimea Ward. Not all of these are formally protected as reserves under the Reserves Act 1977 (the Act) and many of the existing reserves have never been formally classified under the Act. We need to classify existing reserves before publicly notifying a draft Moutere-Waimea Ward Reserve Management Plan.

The classification of a reserve determines its main purpose. Reserve Management Plans set out how parks and reserves are used and managed. Both tasks are requirements of the Reserves Act 1977. We review management plans from time-to-time to make sure reserves are efficiently and appropriately managed.

There are three opportunities to have your say on these projects:

  1. Over the summer of 2019/2020 we sought your ideas for inclusion in a draft RMP
  2. We're currently consulting on Council's proposals to classify existing reserves. Submissions close on 15 March 2021.
  3. Once the draft RMP document has been written, Council will publicly notify it and call for submissions (around June 2021)  

Maps and background reading

Project summary
Consultation on proposals to classify reserves
Seeking ideas for inclusion in a draft RMP
Ecological values reports
Why review the reserve management plan?