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Motueka Ward Reserves Project

The management of Motueka’s many and varied public reserves is due for a refresh – and we need your help to bring it up to date. This page explains the project and the process of how we do that.

About Motueka Ward Reserves

The Motueka Ward has about 100 public reserves, ranging from small neighbourhood parks through to sportgrounds and large, multi-use spaces for playing, picnicking and other leisure activities.

About the Review

The way we manage these reserves was last reviewed in 2001, so it’s time we took another look to make sure our management plans are still fit for purpose. We are also reviewing the classification of each reserve (under the Reserves Act 1977), and will consult on this later in 2017. These parks and reserves are your public spaces and this is your chance to let us know how you would like to see them managed in future.

Initial Feedback

Last summer we collected your feedback and ideas for inclusion in a Draft Reserve Management Plan.  We asked you to tell us which reserves you use regularly, what you value most about them, and any changes you would like to see to the way they are used or managed. We have collated your ideas into a single document:

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Our review of the Motueka Ward Reserves Management Plan will follow these steps:

  • November 2016 – April 2017: Gather public feedback to inform a first draft.
  • July – October 2017: Staff to research reserve classification status and start preparing a draft plan.
  • November-December 2017: Proposed reserve classifications open for public submissions.
  • Early 2018: Draft reserve management plan open for public submissions (two-month long submission period).
  • March/April 2018: Hearings and deliberations on the draft plan.
  • June/July 2018: Final plan adopted by Council.

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Reserve Management Plans and General Policies

Native Habitats Tasman Reports on Ecological Values

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Parks and Reserves in Motueka Ward

Click on the links below to learn more about individual reserves.

Note that some land parcels (e.g Rest Awhile rest area at southern entrance to Motueka town) are not technically reserves, but are maintained as part of the wider network of open spaces.

Mouteka A - N

Mouteka O-Z


Kaiteriteri / Tapu Bay

Brooklyn / Motueka Valley

  • Brooklyn Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Stream Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Linden Place Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Little Sydney Stream Esplanade Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Motueka River/Alexander Bluff Esplanade Reserve, Motueka Valley
  • Old Mill Road Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Pangatotara Esplanade Reserve, Moteuka Valley

Marahau/Sandy Bay

  • Franklin Street Reserve, Marahau
  • Marahau River Esplanade Reserves, Marahau
  • Newhaven Crescent Reserve, Marahau
  • Otuwhero Inlet carpark, Marahau
  • Sandy Bay Cemetery Reserve, Sandy Bay

Lower Moutere

 Torrent Bay

  • Torrent Bay Recreation Reserve, Torrent Bay
  • Torrent Bay Reserve, Torrent Bay
  • Torrent Bay Waterworks Reserve, Torrent Bay

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