Proposed Return of Ownership of Panepane Purakau, Matakana Island

Consultation has concluded.

Thank you for your interest on the Panepane Purakau proposal.


The consultation on this proposal ended at 12noon Monday 31 August 2020.


Council staff will now analyse all the submissions.


Submissions will be publicly available on Thursday 24 September, once all hard copy submissions have been collated. 


Council will deliberate on the proposal and make a final decision at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 29 October.

Panepane map showing the proposed area to be returned to local hapu.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has voted to progress a proposed return of ownership of the eastern end of Matakana Island (Panepane Purakau) to five local hapū.


The public has an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed return. Please read the information and attachments on this page and then fill out the feedback form to have your say.


Feedback closes 12.00pm, Monday 31 August 2020.


What will change under the proposed return of ownership:

  • Ownership of Panepane Purakau will change from Western Bay of Plenty District Council to the representative hapū of Matakana Island;
  • Council will create a public reserve (approx. 7 ha) around the existing Panepane wharf and this area will remain in Council ownership and management; and
  • In addition to retaining ownership of the area around Panepane wharf, Council will create a 20 metre wide esplanade strip for public access along the coastal boundary of the land.


What won't change under the proposed return of ownership:

  • Public access to the beach and wharf area;
  • You can still go surfing, fishing and water skiing;
  • Port of Tauranga access to the navigation aids;
  • A strip of land south of the forestry access road would be retained by Council to allow for public access to the wharf;
  • Council will retain the right to harvest the forestry; and
  • The care of the dotterels that nest on Panepane.


More information:

  • See the key documents section of this page for full details on the proposed return of ownership.


Ways to have your say:

Online:


Hard copy:

  • Post it to Panepane Proposal, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Private Bag 12803, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143
  • Deliver it to one of our libraries or service centres listed below:

- Barkes Corner head office, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton

- Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road

- The Centre - Patuki Manawa (Katikati Library), Service Centre and Community Hub, 21 Main Road, Katikati

- Omokoroa Library and Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Omokoroa

- Te Puke Library and Visitor Information Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke.


In person / face-to-face:

  • Attend one of the Panepane Purakau Matakana Island Community Information Days.


Feedback forms are available online, through phoning the call centre to request a hard copy, or at our service centres.


COVID-19 alert level 2:

As per the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 24 August, we remain at alert level 2 until 11.59pm Sunday 6 September.

If you are attending one of the community information days, please note the following:


  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home (you can still provide feedback online or phone Council on 07 571 8008 to request a hard copy feedback form)
  • Upon arrival, you must register – please provide your name and contact details when asked to do so by Council staff
  • Please observe the physical distancing as recommended by the Government
  • Hand sanitisers and tissues will be available
  • Food is provided and Council staff will manage the provision of food.

For more information, please go to www.covid19.govt.nz.


Feedback closes 12.00pm, Monday 31 August 2020.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has voted to progress a proposed return of ownership of the eastern end of Matakana Island (Panepane Purakau) to five local hapū.


The public has an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed return. Please read the information and attachments on this page and then fill out the feedback form to have your say.


Feedback closes 12.00pm, Monday 31 August 2020.


What will change under the proposed return of ownership:

  • Ownership of Panepane Purakau will change from Western Bay of Plenty District Council to the representative hapū of Matakana Island;
  • Council will create a public reserve (approx. 7 ha) around the existing Panepane wharf and this area will remain in Council ownership and management; and
  • In addition to retaining ownership of the area around Panepane wharf, Council will create a 20 metre wide esplanade strip for public access along the coastal boundary of the land.


What won't change under the proposed return of ownership:

  • Public access to the beach and wharf area;
  • You can still go surfing, fishing and water skiing;
  • Port of Tauranga access to the navigation aids;
  • A strip of land south of the forestry access road would be retained by Council to allow for public access to the wharf;
  • Council will retain the right to harvest the forestry; and
  • The care of the dotterels that nest on Panepane.


More information:

  • See the key documents section of this page for full details on the proposed return of ownership.


Ways to have your say:

Online:


Hard copy:

  • Post it to Panepane Proposal, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Private Bag 12803, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143
  • Deliver it to one of our libraries or service centres listed below:

- Barkes Corner head office, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton

- Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road

- The Centre - Patuki Manawa (Katikati Library), Service Centre and Community Hub, 21 Main Road, Katikati

- Omokoroa Library and Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Omokoroa

- Te Puke Library and Visitor Information Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke.


In person / face-to-face:

  • Attend one of the Panepane Purakau Matakana Island Community Information Days.


Feedback forms are available online, through phoning the call centre to request a hard copy, or at our service centres.


COVID-19 alert level 2:

As per the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 24 August, we remain at alert level 2 until 11.59pm Sunday 6 September.

If you are attending one of the community information days, please note the following:


  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home (you can still provide feedback online or phone Council on 07 571 8008 to request a hard copy feedback form)
  • Upon arrival, you must register – please provide your name and contact details when asked to do so by Council staff
  • Please observe the physical distancing as recommended by the Government
  • Hand sanitisers and tissues will be available
  • Food is provided and Council staff will manage the provision of food.

For more information, please go to www.covid19.govt.nz.


Feedback closes 12.00pm, Monday 31 August 2020.