Seeking ideas for Saxton Field

This is the first step in reviewing the Saxton Field Reserve Management Plan. The first stage of consultation closes 16 December 2019.

Help us plan for the future of Saxton Field

We’re reviewing the way we manage Saxton Field – and we need your help to ensure a bright future for our region’s largest sports, recreation and events venue.

Between 4 October and 16 December 2019 we’ll be asking what you enjoy about Saxton Field, how happy you are with the opportunities provided for sport, recreation and play, as well as the natural environment and landscape.

Most importantly we want to know: What’s your vision for the future of Saxton Field?

The way we manage Saxton Field was last reviewed in 2008, so it’s time we took another look to make sure our management plan is fit for purpose.

Saxton Field is your public space and this is your chance to let us know how you would like to see the park 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 in May 2020.

Learn more about Saxton Field

Saxton Field is jointly managed by Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council.

Have your say

  • Fill in the survey(external link). Here you can offer your preferences for future development and management, give us an idea of how well we are delivering services now, and register for further consultation as the plan is drafted.
  • In writing: You are welcome to submit written comments and suggestions:
  • In person: Our consultant Rob Greenaway is happy to speak to your group or community organisation. Phone our Council office 03 543 8400 to arrange a time.

Send us your ideas by 16 December 2019.

The process

Our review of the Saxton Field Reserves Management Plan will follow these steps:

  • 4 October - 16 December 2019: Gather public feedback to inform a first draft
  • May - June 2020: Draft reserve management plan open for public submissions
  • July/August 2020: Hearings and deliberations on the draft plan
  • October 2020: Final plan adopted by Joint Committee of Nelson City and Tasman District Councils.

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