This consultation closed on 26 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.
We received over 130 pieces of feedback. These included nine submissions on behalf of organisations or community groups, and 121 individual submissions.
How the feedback was received
- 110 submissions came through our Social Pinpoint map tool.
- 11 were received via email
- Nine came from our online survey.
Key feedback themes
Walking and cycling connections attracted the most comments. There were lots of requests for more walking and cycling paths.
Play and other informal activities
There were positive comments about our recently improved playgrounds, while others complained about dated playgrounds that didn't cater for a wide range of age groups.
Managing unwanted behaviour and maintaining parks
We received a lot of comments about maintenance issues in parks, particularly litter, illegal rubbish dumping, graffiti and weed control.
The natural environment
The importance of the natural environment was reflected in many comments.
People appreciated a range of natural values, from bush areas to saltmarshes and tidal areas, and enjoyment of large shady trees and views of water.
Sports clubs pointed out the high demand for sports and issues with having enough fields to cope with demand at specific parks.
Culture and heritage
Telling the story of an area, especially Māori history and cultural values, was supported.
Reinstating Māori names for parks and features was also suggested.
Other suggestions for improvement
There were requests for investment across several parks. This included comments about parks being underdeveloped or underutilised
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