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Here’s what we did with your feedback

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Earlier this year we asked what you thought of our draft design for an upgrade of Nawton’s much-loved Elliot Park playground and skatepark. We’re extending and improving the skatepark, renewing play equipment and park furniture, and adding a half basketball court and more shade.

You Said

We received 115 responses with most positive about the design, especially the addition of a half basketball court. The skate community asked for changes to some of the new skatepark features.

We Did

We made some changes to the final design of the skatepark based on your suggestions. We reduced the number of quarter pipes, added new features, including a replica fire hydrant, and adapted others for beginner skaters.

Construction will begin in July so the playground can reopen in time for summer 2020.

We Asked

Earlier this year we asked you what you thought about our city's parks, playgrounds, river paths and natural areas.  375 people responded.

You Said

We Did

The Parks and Open Spaces Team will use the feedback from the survey along with the Hamilton Play Strategy results received earlier in the year to develop further priorities as part of the Council’s 2021-31 10-Year Plan.

We Asked

In April 2019 to early May 2019 we sought your initial feedback on Draft Plan Change 6 - Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change. This involved seeking feedback on:

  • the recommendations from the Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP) review proposed to make the District Plan more enabling and workable
  • the correction of a mapping error in relation to the transmission line buffer zone
  • rezoning Council-owned land bordering Waiwhakareke National Heritage Park to reflect the site’s purpose as a reserve.

You Said

We received 22 responses with 182 different feedback points. The feedback included a large amount of support for making the District Plan more enabling and workable. The feedback also included recommendations to incorporate additional changes to the District Plan and amend or correct a wide range of the draft provisions within Plan Change 6.

We Did

Seventeen amendments have been made to Draft Plan Change 6 following the feedback. These include technical corrections and minor amendments to provisions. The matters that were not included either fell outside the scope of Plan Change 6, are being addressed under a separate plan change or need more research and evidence before being incorporated into the District Plan. The next step is for Draft Plan Change 6 to be publicly notified. You will then have the opportunity to formally submit on the proposed changes.