Wither Hills Farm Park Management Plan
Since the original purchase of land on the Wither Hills in 1944 to address soil conservation issues, a huge amount of effort over many years by the former Marlborough Catchment Board and Marlborough District Council has gone into stabilising these hills to protect Blenheim. Today the Farm Park’s role as a soil and water conservation reserve is as important as ever.
The current management plan produced in 2003 (see below) has been invaluable in providing management direction for the last two decades. However, much has changed over the last 20 years and a review of this document is now necessary to consider these changes when determining future management direction for the Farm Park. This will ensure that this important area best meets the needs for residents of Blenheim and the wider Marlborough community into the future.
To start the process the Council has prepared an overview discussion document setting out some of the key issues to consider. You are invited to provide feedback on any aspect of the discussion document or any other issue you think should be addressed in the new management plan.
You can make a submission online through the link below or by email to email@example.com.
You can also download a submission form (or pick up a form from Council offices or libraries). Completed forms can be submitted by hand to Council offices, emailed, or posted to Parks Planner, Marlborough District Council, PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240. The submission period closes at 5.00 pm on the 27th of April.
Once a draft management plan has been prepared there will be a further opportunity provided for submissions.
If you wish to talk with someone at the Council about the review, please contact Linda Craighead on 03 520 7400.