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Regional Parks Management Plan Review

Closed for feedback

About the Regional Parks Management Plan Review

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