Seeking ideas for Saxton Field

Planning for the future of Saxton Field

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

Between 4 October and 16 December 2019 we asked 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 wanted 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 was 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.

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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