The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has decided to develop an open space management plan that covers all parks and open space they are responsible for.
The plan will include a comprehensive review of all existing reserve management plans in the board area (excluding the Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves Management Plan 2015 and Auckland Regional Parks Management Plan 2010 which covers Long Bay and Shakespeare Regional Parks).
The plan will be a high level policy document that will help the local board to make decisions about:
- how our parks are used
- how the special natural areas of our parks will be protected
- what needs to be considered when developing and enhancing our parks over the next 10 years.
The plan will:
- guide day-to-day park management in a way that reflects what mana whenua and the community value about the Hibiscus and Bays parks, and
- address key park issues e.g. the appropriateness of commercial activities, leases and licences, and the private use of public open space.
What we need your feedback on
We are asking for your views on what:
- values we should protect and enhance
- activities we should enable in the parks and open spaces.
When you can have your say
You can have your say from 22 February until 8 April 2018.
What happens next
The project team will use the feedback from this first phase of consultation to inform the Open Space Management Plan, which will be publicly notified around August 2018.
The second phase of public consultation will include a formal hearings process (late 2018) when you will have the opportunity to talk about your submission, if you wish to.
In early 2019, a hearings panel will review all submissions and hear all submitters. They will develop a report that includes recommendations for the draft plan, based on the submissions received.
By March 2019, the project team will report the panels' recommendations to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.