Hamilton Roller Skating Club - Melville Park

Closed 6 Jun 2015

Opened 1 May 2015


The Hamilton Roller Skating Club has approached Council with a proposal to construct a speed skating track at Melville Park.

The club already operates the enclosed rink at the park, and has done so for several years.

This proposed speed skating track is not currently covered by the existing management plan for the park, and construction of the track will require Hamilton City Council to grant a new community occupancy lease to the club under the Researves Act 1977.

However, it is important to bear in mind the Hamilton Roller Skating Club’s proposal is in line with Melville Park’s purpose as a recreation reserve.

The club’s request is likely to gain considerable interest across the community, so it is important for Council to seek the city’s residents and stakeholder views.

The Council has agreed to a one-month consultation period during which the public can make submissions under the Reserves Act 1977, the public can object or make submissions on the proposed lease. A hearings panel has been appointed, and will convene for hearings - if needed. 

Before we progress to hearings , we are taking feedback/submissions both in written form, or through this online portal.

Submitters have until , 6 June 2015, to provide their comments. Once the submission period closes, a hearing panels will be formed – comprising three councillors – and the panel will hear submissions. Anyone can speak to their submission at a panel hearing.

Once the hearings are concluded, a recommendation will be made to Council on whether the lease should be granted.