Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve, located on the eastern side of Waikawa Bay, is a popular place for picnicking, swimming and launching boats for both locals and visitors and is of great significance for Te Ātiawa Ki Te Tau Ihu. This small coastal reserve is a mix of recreation reserve and road reserve. The land has been transformed over time from an informal beach area where historically road spoil from the Port Underwood Road was deposited, to the more formalised reserve we have today.
The Council intends to develop a management plan for this Reserve that will help enable a mix of uses and values to be supported as well as putting in place policy to guide day-to-day management. The plan will provide the Council and the community with certainty about how this small coastal reserve will be managed over the next 10 years or so.
The following table sets out an indicative timeframe for development of the plan. This will be updated as the review progresses.
Request for feedback/suggestions
30 April 2020 to 12 June COMPLETED
Develop draft plan and Council process
August – November 2020
Draft plan released to public for submissions
January - February 2021
Early March 2021
Develop final plan
Feedback and suggestions received
A request for feedback and suggestions on developing the draft reserve management plan was notified on 30 April 2020. At the close of the submission period on 12 June 2020, 54 responses had been received.
A summary of the feedback has been prepared and can be viewed here.
A full copy of the responses received can also be seen here.
If you would like to talk with someone about the process please contact Linda Craighead or Grahame Smail at the Council on 03 520 7400.