The draft reserve management plan was developed after consideration of a number of matters including the views of users of the Reserves and those with long term associations with the Reserves, the Council’s own day to day management and a review of the policies in the 1995 reserve management plan.
In reviewing the 1995 reserve management plan consultation with various community groups, recreational groups, commercial operators and members of the community has taken place. Initial consultation took place through one on one meetings with various groups, largely towards the end of 2017. There were also two hui held at Waikawa Marae with local Te Ātiawa whānau, a public meeting and two drop in days at Picton Library - Waitohi Whare Mātauranga.
An invitation to the public to provide suggestions/feedback to the Council on the review was made in July 2018. At the close of the feedback period 34 individuals/groups had provided written suggestions and feedback.
A summary of the feedback from this consultation can be found in the background information document below.