Motueka 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.

Motueka Ward Reserves

Council administers 107 parcels of land that are protected under the Reserves Act 1977 (existing reserves) and 23 other open space areas within Motueka Ward.

These areas range from walkways and small neighbourhood parks through to sportgrounds and large, multi-use spaces for playing, picnicking and other leisure activities.

Classification of Existing Reserves

We recently consulted on and classified each of the existing reserves, under the Reserves Act 1977:

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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 plan is still fit for purpose.

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.

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Initial Feedback

Last summer we collected your feedback and ideas for inclusion in a Draft Reserve Management Plan (RMP).  

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 Reserve Management Plan (RMP) will follow these steps:

  • November 2016 – April 2017: Gather public feedback to inform a first draft RMP.
  • March - June 2018: Staff to research reserve classification status and start preparing a draft RMP.
  • 6 July - 7 August 2018: Proposals to classify reserves open for public submissions.
  • 20 August 2018: Hearings and deliberations on proposals to classify reserves.
  • 13 September 2018: Council meeting to decide final reserve classifications.
  • 9 November 2018 - 28 January 2019: Draft Reserve Management Plan open for public submissions.
  • late February 2019: Hearings and deliberations on the draft RMP.
  • April 2019: Final RMP adopted by Council.

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Reserve Management Plans and General Policies

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Native Habitats Tasman Reports on Ecological Values

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