Reserve Management Plans

Overview

Under the Reserves Act 1977, Council is required to develop and review management plans for reserves under its control for the purpose of providing for the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, preservation and development of these reserves.

Council has approximately 60 Reserve Management Plans, many of which were prepared in 1999 and 2000. Council has commenced the review of its Reserve Management Plans to ensure that the information and guidance these plans provide on the management and vision of reserves for both Council officers and the community is up-to-date and accurate. This review will take place over several years, with user groups, neighbouring properties and the general public having the opportunity to input in to the process if they want to.

For those interested, an information sheet about the review process for Reserve Management Plans can be downloaded below.

Reserve Management Plan Information Sheet(PDF, 4MB)

Parks and Reserves General Policy Document

As a priority in the review of the Reserve Management Plans, Council began by reviewing its Parks and Reserves General Policy Document. The Parks and Reserves General Policy Document was approved on 6 April 2016. This document outlines the objectives and policies that are common for most reserves throughout the District. It aims to ensure a level of consistency across reserves and to reduce unnecessary repetition in ‘site specific’ Reserve Management Plans.

Parks and Reserves General Policy Document(PDF, 8MB)

Foxton Reserves - Management Plan Review Information

At the end of 2016 Council publicly notified its intent to review the reserve management plans for:

  1. Easton Park (including Pataka Park)
  2. Flax Mill Reserve
  3. Foxton River Loop Reserve
  4. Ihakara Gardens
  5. Seaview Gardens
  6. Stuart Donnelly Park
  7. Victoria Park

Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan Map showing the seven Reserves.

During this time Council called for members of the community to put forward any comments or suggestions they had on how these reserves might be used, managed and developed in the future. This feedback helped shape the Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan, a combined management plan for the above reserves. The Draft Plan was open for feedback from 3 May to 3 July 2017.

Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan(PDF, 8MB)  
Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan - Appendix 8 Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Landscaping Master Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Hearing of Submissions

The hearing of submissions was held on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Next the Hearings Committee will meet to deliberate on all the submissions (including the submissions which were not heard at the Hearing) received on the Draft Reserve Management Plans for Waitarere, Ohau and Foxton. Deliberations have been set for Tuesday 26 September 2017 from 5pm in the Council Chambers at Council’s Main Office, 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan - Full Copy of Submissions

Enquiries

For further enquiries about the review of these Reserve Management Plans please contact Caitlin O’Shea via email to reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.govt.nz or phone (06) 366 0999. 

Waitarere Beach Reserves - Management Plan Review Information 

In May-June 2016 Council publicly notified its intent to review the reserve management plans for Waitarere Domain, Holmwood Park, the Wairarawa Stream Reserve (including Hudson Reserve) and the Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve. During this time Council called for members of the community to put forward any comments or suggestions they had on how these reserves might be used, managed and/or developed in the future.

Council then drafted a reserve management plan for Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve and a combined reserve management plan for Waitarere Domain, Holmwood Park and the Wairarawa Stream Reserve. These two draft reserve management plans were made available for the public to view and have their say on.

Draft Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve Management Plan(PDF, 2MB)
Draft Combined Waitarere Beach Reserves Management Plan(PDF, 4MB)

Written comments, suggestions or objections in relation to one or both of the above draft reserve management plans closed on Friday, 17 March 2017.

Hearing of Submissions

The hearing of submissions was held on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Next the Hearings Committee will meet to deliberate on all the submissions (including the submissions which were not heard at the Hearing) received on the Draft Reserve Management Plans for Waitarere, Ohau and Foxton. Deliberations have been set for Tuesday 26 September 2017 from 5pm in the Council Chambers at Council’s Main Office, 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

Draft Waitarere Beach & Ohau River Reserve Management Plans - Full Copy of Submissions

For further enquiries about the review of these Reserve Management Plans please contact Caitlin O’Shea via email to reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.govt.nz or phone (06) 366 0999. 

Ohau River Reserves - Management Plan Review Information

In May-June 2016 Council publicly notified its intent to review the Ohau River Reserves Management Plan. The Ohau River Reserves include Gladstone Reserve, Kimberley Reserve, Kirkcaldies Reserve, an access way off Muhunoa East Road and Parikawau Reserve. During this time Council called for members of the community to put forward any comments or suggestions they had on how these reserves might be used, managed and/or developed in the future.

Council then drafted a new management plan for the Ohau River Reserves and made it available for the public to view and have their say on.

Draft Ohau River Reserves Management Plan(PDF, 7MB)

Written comments, suggestions or objections in relation to this draft reserve management plan closed on Friday, 17 March 2017. 

Hearing of Submissions

The hearing of submissions was held on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Next the Hearings Committee will meet to deliberate on all the submissions (including the submissions which were not heard at the Hearing) received on the Draft Reserve Management Plans for Waitarere, Ohau and Foxton. Deliberations have been set for Tuesday 26 September 2017 from 5pm in the Council Chambers at Council’s Main Office, 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

Draft Waitarere Beach & Ohau River Reserve Management Plans - Full Copy of Submissions

For further enquiries about the review of these Reserve Management Plans please contact Caitlin O’Shea via email to reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.govt.nz or phone (06) 366 0999. 

General enquiries

For further enquiries about the review of these Reserve Management Plans please contact Tiffany Williams via email at reservemanagementplans@horowhenua.govt.nz or telephone (06) 366 1098.

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