Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan 2016-2026

The Foxton Community Board and Horowhenua District Council are seeking your feedback on the Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan, a programme of investment in the public reserves at Foxton Beach. Funding has been allocated from the Foxton Beach Freeholding Account to make improvements within these reserves over a ten-year timeframe.

The ten public reserves targeted for investment by the Foxton Beach community and Foxton Community Board are shown in the map below and listed:

Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan Map.

  1. Cousins Ave Reserve
  2. Hennessy-Low Reserve
  3. Foreshore Reserve
  4. Holben Reserve
  5. Linklater Reserve
  6. Manawatu Estuary
  7. Hartley Street Reserve
  8. Sunset Walkway
  9. Flagstaff Reserve
  10. Ferry Reserve

Background

Council owns land in Foxton Beach that was formerly owned by the Foxton Harbour Board. This land was largely endowed (or bequeathed/given) to the Council in 1956 (a negotiated amount paid for the endowment). The Foxton Beach Freehold Account (otherwise known as the Foxton Beach Endowment Fund) was set up to manage the accumulated funds from the continued lease and sale of this endowment land. These funds have to be used in such a way that both meet the requirements outlined in the endowment legal agreement, as well as providing for the wellbeing of the residents of Foxton Beach.

 A budget of $1 million has been allocated over the next ten years for the reserves at Foxton Beach. Ensuring there is community agreement on the priorities for that budget is a major driver for this consultation.

Consultation

Through a series of community workshops earlier this year we have been provided with some fantastic ideas and aspirations from the Foxton Beach community. The ideas proposed were plentiful and diverse and have been used to shape the Proposed Investment Plan.

Tell us what you think

We want to check that the Investment Plan accurately reflects the ideas, issues and opportunities raised by you in the initial workshops and conversations, and welcome feedback on the Plan and proposed actions.

The proposed actions for investment within the Plan are ranked on priority to identify what is to be achieved first. The highest and lowest prioritised actions are outlined in the Summary Document to get you thinking.

Summary Document for the Proposed Foxton Beach Investment Plan(PDF, 275KB)

Take this opportunity to tell us what you think by filing out our online questionnaire.  

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Alternatively, please direct your feedback to Caitlin O'Shea, Graduate Strategic Planner at Horowhenua District Council, by:

  • email to caitlino@horowhenua.govt.nz;
  • post to Horowhenua District Council, Attention: C. O’Shea, Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540; or
  • delivery to Horowhenua District Council, 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

The closing date for feedback is Friday, 3 February 2017.

Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan (Full Document)(PDF, 17MB)
Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan (Full Document - Reduced Size)(PDF, 3MB)