People are invited to have their say on how 338 parks and over 1,400 hectares of land are managed in the Rodney Local Board area.
The Rodney Local Parks Management Plan will guide the management of all Rodney’s parks and reserves excluding the nine regional parks and Department of Conservation managed land.
Local Board Chair Phelan Pirrie wants residents to give feedback so their expectations and experiences at parks are reflected in the plan.
“The plan describes how people use parks, which areas need protection, and what to consider before improving a park.
“This approach brings it all together and replaces the management plans for each park and reserve.
“We know how our community cherishes parks and values open space. Now, it is time to get to grips with the plan and give feedback on it.”
The management plan is being prepared according to the Reserves Act 1977 and has a policy rather than an operational focus. It aims to guide day-to-day management in local parks in a way that reflects the values of mana whenua and the community.
Pirrie says it will be an important document that will guide decisions on local parks for a long time.
“We will refer to it many times such as when we approve events or grant leases to groups using parks.”
The consultation period runs until Monday, 15 August.
Ways to have your say
- View the draft plan and have your say online at akhaveyoursay.nz.
- Attend a drop-in session at Warkworth Service Centre (Spoke Meeting Room) on 27 July, 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm, and at Kumeū Library on 28 July, 11am-1pm or 3pm-5pm.
- View the draft plan and fill in a feedback form at Helensville, Kumeū, Mahurangi East, Warkworth or Wellsford libraries and at the Warkworth Service Centre.
- Email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultation period will be followed by hearings in November, where any submitter can speak to their submission in person. The final plan is expected to be adopted by the local board in early 2023.
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