Management of the many and varied public reserves located within the Moutere-Waimea Ward is due for a refresh – and we need your help to bring it up to date.
This summer we want to hear your thoughts and ideas about parks and reserves located within Moutere-Waimea Ward - places like the Ngatimoti Hall Reserve, Aranui Park, Hoddy Estuary Park, Lord Rutherford Park, Faulkners Bush, esplanade reserves alongside rivers and the Waimea Inlet, along with recreation reserves at Dovedale, Upper Moutere, Kina Beach, McKee (Ruby Bay), Grossi Point, Waimea West, Brightwater, Wakefield, Wai-iti, Lee Valley and other locations.
The way we manage these reserves was last reviewed in 2000, so it’s time we took another look to make sure our management plan is still fit for purpose. These are your public spaces and this is your chance to let us know how you would like to see them managed in future.
This initial round of consultation will help us write a first draft of the management plan. There will be another opportunity to comment on the draft itself later in 2020.
At this early stage we'd like to know what you love about the reserves, whether they could be improved in any way and what your long-term vision is for the reserves. How would you like them to be 10 to 20 years from now?
Send us your ideas and suggestions by 31 March 2020.
The Moutere-Waimea Ward has about 155 public reserves, ranging from small neighbourhood parks through to sportgrounds and large, multi-use spaces for playing, picnicking, camping and other leisure activities.
Before you send us your feedback, you may want to take a look at the location maps, lists of parks and reserves and other information on our project page:
Send us your ideas by the end of summer.
One example of a specific topic that we would like your input on is the use of space in the Wakefield Recreation Reserve. This reserve has recently increased in size, with Council's purchase of land between the existing sportsfields and Baigent Memorial Scenic Reserve. Staff have prepared an indicative concept plan showing a possible layout of the facilities and uses of this reserve (see map below). We would like your feedback on both the proposed uses and layout for this area.
Our review of the Moutere-Waimea Reserves Management Plan will follow these steps: