The first round of consultation closed on 12 October 2020. Thank you for having your say.
We received feedback from 758 people and organisations about our 10-year review of the Regional Parks Management Plan.
We also received a petition of 3681 signatures seeking an end to the killing of farmed animals for food production at Ambury and other regional parks.
The feedback range was broad – from what people love and value about our regional parks, to thoughts about the role for regional parks, and suggestions related to specific regional parks.
Key feedback themes
- Almost everyone told us they loved the natural, undeveloped character of our regional parks. They valued the ability to access natural and open spaces as Tāmaki Makaurau continues to grow.
- Many people value our native biodiversity for its own sake and want to protect and restore the natural environment.
Issues people felt strongly about included:
- the impact of kauri dieback-related track closures on wellbeing, with requests to improve access while protecting kauri
- vehicles on beaches, particularly at Muriwai, attracted concerns about safety and environmental damage
- people see regional parks as big absorbers of carbon. Regarding climate change, the most common suggestion by far was 'plant more trees'
- requests for more spaces to take dogs, while others want to keep areas dog-free and a greater focus on enforcing dog bylaws
- many concerns about plant and animal pest infestations, and the need for conservation and pest control to be a priority and suggestions for reducing visitor impact on wildlife.
What happens next
- We are currently reviewing feedback from round one and using this to help draft the new plan.
- We will be consulting on the draft plan in mid-2021.
- The draft plan will be presented to the Governing Body in early-to-mid 2022.
Get a copy of the feedback summary