Have your say on the Victoria Domain Reserves

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Have your say on the Victoria Domain Reserves

The Victoria Domain Reserves are a special place and enjoyed by thousands of locals and visitors each year. The Reserves in Waitohi/Picton and Waikawa, provide a wide range of recreational activities and also have significant natural values, and are of great significance to local Iwi. They have a variety of tracks along the ridgeline for walkers and cyclists, while a lower track connects Picton and Waikawa marinas.

A new draft reserve management plan has been prepared replacing the last one adopted by Council in 1995. Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust and the Council have been working together to prepare the new plan since late 2017. Input was sought from community groups and the public also provided feedback in 2018. The new draft management plan includes an overall vision where the Reserves “…are treasured as a place for recreation whilst natural, cultural and historical values are respected and responsibly enhanced and protected.” Objectives, policies and key actions are included to support achieving this vision.

Go to the Parks and Open Spaces section on this website to view the new draft management plan

Hard copies are also available from Council’s offices in Blenheim or Picton.

In accordance with Section 41(6) (a) of the Reserves Act 1977 submissions are invited on any aspect of the Draft Victoria Domain Reserves Management Plan.

Submissions can be lodged from Thursday 24 September.

To lodge an online submission go to the consultation page on this website

You can also email your submission to victoriadomainreview@marlborough.govt.nz

Or pick up a submission form from the Council’s offices in Blenheim or Picton.

Submissions close at 5.00 pm on 15 January 2021.