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Over four hundred hectares of parks and reserves are in the spotlight as we open consultation on our Draft Reserve Management Plan this week.

That's a whole heap of space for play, picnics and preservation

“We are in the enviable position of living in one of the most beautiful districts in the North Island, and with that comes a commitment to keep our parks and reserves vibrant and pristine now and for future generations too”, said Hauraki District mayor Toby Adams.

“The last review of our Reserve Management Plan was in 2007, so we’ve looked closely at how our parks and reserves are currently used and managed, and what our communities want to see for the future. The Draft Reserve Management Plan sums this up for the next 10 years, so we’re keen to hear if we’re on the right track.”

Favourite places, future spaces

In the plan, there is a clear description of the maintenance level; management intent and potential commercial activity (if any) planned for each park and reserve in the district. This consultation gives the community the opportunity to comment on their favourite place and what that future space could look like.

With so many parks and reserves in our backyard, we know everyone will have a favourite where they’ve built memories with their whanau and friends. So head to our website, click on your favourite park or reserve and let us know what you like, dislike or would like to see in the future so we design it together”, said Mayor Adams.

Written feedback closes 20 May 2022

Consultation is open for written feedback through to 20 May 2022. Head to our We Need to Talk page for the draft plan and for ways to provide feedback

Anyone who provides a submission is invited to speak at the hearing on 8 June 2022 in support of their submission. A hard copy of the draft plan is available to inspect at Council offices and libraries in Paeroa, Ngatea and Waihi during office hours.

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