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Hibiscus and Bays local parks management plan

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About the Hibiscus and Bays draft local parks management plan

​The first round of public consultation on this project finished on 3 April 2018.

We received 137 comments from individuals and organisations through the online form, by email, and through a range of meetings and discussions with key stakeholders, including sports codes, clubs and community groups.

We have prepared a draft plan based on this feedback, and by working with mana whenua and members of the local board.

The Hibiscus and Bays local parks management plan is the first of its kind. It covers around 270 parks in the local board area, and includes the reservation, classification or reclassification of a large number of land parcels.

In order to make the plan as clear as possible, we have packaged up the parts of park management that are generic to all parks, and identified issues and intentions that are specific to individual parks or groups of parks.

We have worked closely with council's legal team to ensure the plan meets the requirements of the Reserves Act, while allowing for flexibility over its potential 10-year lifespan.

Taking the time to create a plan that serves the community well has delayed the draft.

We will be asking the current local board to endorse the draft plan at their September meeting, and following the local body elections, the new local board will be asked to approve the draft plan for notification.

The title of this plan has changed from an Open Space Management Plan to a Local Parks Management Plan as this more accurately reflects the scope of the plan.

If you have any questions, email the consultation team at hibiscusandbays-lpmp@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

The first round of public consultation on this project finished on 3 April 2018.

We received 137 comments from individuals and organisations through the online form, by email, and through a range of meetings and discussions with key stakeholders, including sports codes, clubs and community groups.

We identified several key themes from this feedback:

  • Balancing the use of parks for everyday activities like walking and picnicking with organised events and sporting activities.
  • The need to provide more park space and tree cover as residential properties become smaller.
  • The need to put a greater focus on ecological restoration and pest control.
  • Developing parks to encourage play, social interaction, and events or programmes.
  • Finding ways to reduce competition between sporting codes for the allocation of fields, courts and access to park buildings.
  • Allowing long-term lease holders to retain their historical occupation in the face of competition.

In putting together the Draft Hibiscus and Bays Open Space Management Plan, we identified a number of pieces of land that need to be either classified or reclassified under the Reserves Act.

This process has now been completed and we are currently finalising the draft plan. 

We anticipate that you will be able to have your say on the Hibiscus and Bays Local Parks/Open Space Management Plan in May/June 2019.