Reserve management plan Te Rautaki mō ngā Whenua tāpui

Resource Management Plan


Consultation on our draft RMP has now closed.

Our RMP is operative from 29 June 2022.

About the process

We considered all the feedback we received on the draft RMP on 8 June 2022, and made the decision to adopt the RMP on 29 June.

The main changes made as a result of feedback include:

  •  Amendments to individual reserve details to reflect the most up to date information, such as relevant administration committees, leases, sports hubs, reserve history, commercial activity, signage, cultural associations, and the use and development of the reserve.
  • Adding management intentions to many of the individual reserves, to support volunteer groups to undertake weed control; pest control; and riparian, restoration and native planting.
  • Adding mention of Waikato Regional Council (WRC) soil management and river control designations and assets on certain reserves, and the need to consult with WRC prior to any development on the relevant reserves.
  • Removing the management intention to review the availability of freedom camping at Kaiaua Community Centre and Domain.
  • Changes and amendments to Policies:
    • Adding a new policy: Collaborating with others, which recognises the significant contribution that organisations such as community groups make to the ongoing managing and care of our reserves.
    • Amending the Mana Whenua Partnerships Policy to include reference to installing pou whenua.
    • Amending the current Sport and Active Recreation Policy to refer to enhancing and maximising opportunities for field and other playing surfaces.

The RMP has been developed in accordance with the Reserves Act, and reflects the views of the community for managing our reserves over the next 10 years.

The RMP replaces existing reserve management plans for the District.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

You told us what you think | Kua kōrero mai koe ōu whakaaro, tēnā rawa atu koe

Thanks for having your say. Consultation has now closed.

The hearing of submissions was held on 8 June 2022.

We will be contacting Submitters to let them know what decisions we made on their submissions.

The Reserve Management Plan is effective as at 29 June 2022.