Draft Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan

Closed 11 Dec 2016

Opened 7 Oct 2016


The opportunity to give feedback has closed.  

Council is holding hearings for those who indicated they wished to speak on Thursday 23 February in the Council Chambers.

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Hamilton Lake Domain and Innes Common are of two the city's most popular locations, for both residents and visitors.

Council's Parks and Open Spaces Unit has developed a draft Management Plan for public comment. The draft Management Plan has been endorsed by the Mayor and Councillors, and we've now reached the point where we want the public's input on what the draft plan includes.

It's a legal requirement under the Reserves Act 1977, but it's also an important opportunity for us to talk to our community about how we can enhance and develop one of the city's premier parks in years to come.

Why your views matter

Council wish to confirm that the direction set for the management of the Domain reflects the aspirations and views of the community.

The more significant changes proposed by the management plan are:

  • Lighting the walkway between the Ruakiwi Road entrance and Lake Domain Drive exit
  • Proposed picnic area and exercise equipment on Innes Common
  • An identified approach for improving the water quality of the Lake
  • Proposed expansion of hockey centre
  • New off-leash dog exercise areas including a fenced area on Innes Common
  • Working with sports groups and stakeholders on a proposed Water Sports Hub

A complete list of all actions proposed by the Draft Plan is included on page 28.

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