Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve Management Plan


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Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve Management Plan

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.

Proposed Timeframe

The following table sets out an indicative timeframe for development of the plan. This will be updated as the review progresses.


Approximate Timeframe

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

Submissions close

Early March 2021

Hear submissions

April 2021

Develop final plan

Mid 2021

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.

Further information


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.