Draft Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves Management Plan

Closed 13 Jan 2019

Opened 12 Nov 2018

Feedback updated 16 May 2019

We asked

Between November 2018 to mid-January 2019 we sought your feedback on the Draft Plan. We asked whether you agreed with the general direction of the plan, and whether you had any suggestions to improve the plan.

You said

We received 10 responses. There was agreement on the general direction and that the plan is easy to follow. The inclusion of community gardens was suggested. A lot of the feedback related to operational matters that staff can address outside the scope of the plan.

We did

We included a general section on community gardens, and reference to Council’s community gardens guidelines. It was not considered appropriate to identify specific parks for community gardens as this is better determined when community groups express interest in establishing sustainable community gardens. Minor changes were also made to the Draft Plan to improve clarity and readability. 

Published responses

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The Council is consulting on the Draft Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves Management Plan, which covers how the city’s smaller open spaces will be operated.

Neighbourhood and Amenity Reserves are the smaller sized public open spaces that provide informal recreation spaces and amenity value which make for pleasant and attractive communities.

The Reserves Act 1977 requires the Council to review Reserve Management Plans every 10 years. The Draft Plan has been prepared by staff to provide clear vision and guidance for the ongoing maintenance of these reserves.

Scroll down to read the Draft Plan under the heading "Related" at the bottom of this page.

Please note:
Please be aware when providing a submission that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name and submission, but not your contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council's public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council's website at hamilton.govt.nz