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Reserve management plan Te Rautaki mō ngā Whenua tāpui

Resource Management Plan


We are pleased to present the Draft Reserve Management Plan and look forward to your submission.

Please provide your written feedback by 20 May 2022.

About our plan | Ngā kaupapa o Te Rautaki mō ngā Whenua tāpui

The Reserve Management Plan is the council’s plan that guides our management of parks and reserves to both protect them and to enable people to enjoy them. It was last published in 2007. This review will result in an updated management plan to guide us over the next 10 years.

Please refer below for all the documents and an on-line submission form. Alternatively, you can email your submission directly to us at info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz.

Remember to tell us if you want to speak to your submission at the hearing to be held on 8 June 2022. A hard copy of the draft plan is also available to inspect at council offices and libraries in Paeroa, Ngatea and Waihi during office hours.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

Reserves by Ward

The individual map and information on each reserve is also shown separately below.

Frequently Asked Questions

It provides a guideline for what can happen on the parks and reserves into the future.

It’s required by the Reserves Act 1977.

A reserve management plan guides the management and development of a reserve and is based on community guidance, legislation, and best practices. It’s a way to include the community in the way the reserve is managed.

The HDC Reserve Management Plan was prepared in 2006. It was fit for purpose for its time and what we were using reserves for.

We want to ensure that the plan meets the needs of the community from now and for the next 10 yrs.

We want to ensure that we engage well with Māori and that Māori have a large input into the plan.

We have new reserves that need to be added as well as new policies, plans and strategies.

Land which the Council has decision making powers over.

It includes both reserves held under the Reserves Act and other land held for park purposes under the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA). It also includes land owned by the Crown but controlled and managed by the Council as a reserve.

In 2006 we had 56 Reserves within the Hauraki District Council Boundaries.

Now we are proposing 82 reserves (26 are new):

  • 25 in the Paeroa Ward (5 new)
  • 35 in the Plains/Wharekawa Coast (15 new)
  • 22 in the Waihī (6 new).

Pre-engagement took place from 15 July to 15 August 2021, and we asked you for your initial thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics. We used your feedback from this informal engagement process to prepare the draft plan.

Formal consultation is now being undertaken on the draft plan. This is prescribed by legislation which determines how long we will consult with you and what is required as part of the consultation.

New reserves:

  • Ōhinemuri Reserve (Bottle Reserve) (NEW)
  • Puke Park (NEW)
  • Rotokohu Sportsgrounds (NEW)
  • The Paeroa Stopbank Reserve (NEW)
  • Pūkeko Park (NEW)
  • Tramline / Water Race Reserve (NEW)
  • Captain Cook Memorial (NEW)
  • McDuffs Lane Reserve (NEW)
  • Parfitt Place Reserve (NEW)
  • Turua Boat Ramp (NEW)
  • Kaiaua Community Centre (ex Bowling Club) (NEW)
  • Kaiaua Domain (NEW)
  • Kaiaua Esplanade (NEW)
  • Kaiaua Tennis Courts (NEW)
  • Oyster Catcher Esplanade Reserves (NEW)
  • Piopiotahi Reserve (NEW)
  • Pukekereru Reserve (NEW)
  • Ray’s Rest (NEW)
  • Tauwhare Koiora (Kaiaua Boat Ramp) (NEW)
  • Whakatīwai Park (NEW)
  • Whakatīwai Point Esplanade Reserves (NEW)
  • Waharau Reserve (NEW)

Other changes:

  • Updated strategic goals and planning issues, including Council’s Zero Carbon Promise and Community Outcomes, and trends in reserve use and management.
  • Updated and new objectives and policies, including Development Contributions Policy, and climate change and natural hazards.
  • New management intentions for reserves (refer to specific reserves for details).

Reserve management plans set out how reserves will be developed over the next 10 years so this is a great opportunity for communities to be involved in what they want to see happen across the recreation and open spaces network in their community.

We’ll use your feedback to make changes to the draft Reserve Management Plan. After we’ve considered and made decisions regarding your feedback, we’ll present a new version of the plan to Council for their approval.

Individual social media responses will be collated by topic for the consideration of submissions as part of the deliberations process. A single social media response will be made once decisions are made summarising all hearing decisions. Each social media post will not be responded to individually.

How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai

Online Submission form

or print and fill in a submission form (PDF, 174KB) PDF document

Email: info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz

Phone: 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the district)

Mail to: PO Box 17, Paeroa 3640

Zoom in

Whether you attended or missed the opportunity to chat with your local Ward Councillors during April, you can still find out more by joining our upcoming Zoom meetings.

Monday 09 May 2022, 5.30pm
Webinar ID: 897 7508 6203

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 9.30am
Webinar ID: 876 1615 9564

Timeline for the Reserve Management Plan

Reserve Management Plan timeline