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Te Puke-Maketu Reserve Management Plan community engagement now closed.

From 27 September – 11 October we asked the community to help shape the future of recreation and open spaces in Te Puke-Maketu.

Your submissions are being used to inform Council’s new reserve management plan for the TePuke-Maketu ward, which stretches from Te Puke along the coast toOtamarakau.

The reserve management plan is Council’sguidebookfor recreation and open spaces. It will set out how Council has agreed to develop these spaces over the next 10 years.

How you shared your thoughts

The community used this online hub to share their thoughts with digital pin boards and surveys. We wanted to make it easy and fun for you to share your ideas and thoughts, and you responded with enthusiasm!

Feedback was also able to be collected via email, mail, or hard copy delivery to any of our library or service centres.

We also asked for feedback on Councils Facebook and Instagram accounts, and sent email newsletters to asking you to take part.

Affected neighbours and highly involved stakeholders were also directly encouraged to take part.

Next steps

We’ve had a lot of really helpful feedback and good ideas that will help to guide our next steps – drafting the reserve management plan for Council to consider.

Once Council considers the draft management plan, we’ll share the plan with you to make sure we’re on the right path.

Expect to hear from us again in March when we will share the draft plan that will include some more specific proposals we’d like you to consider.

These are the topics we consulted on:

We wanted to know whether you thought there is enough shade in our parks and reserves and where more shade is needed.This included natural shade (trees) or artificial shade sails.

We also wanted to know if you thought our playgrounds need to be more accessible to people with disabilities and what we could do to make them more inclusive.

We wanted to hear the community’s thoughts on the development of Spencer Avenue Reserve, Whakaue Sportsground, Jubilee Park and Midway Park. We listed some options and wanted to know what you wanted to prioritise if funding became available.

Council has undertaken extensive consultation through its Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process on swimming pools and will be developing a new swimming pool in Te Puke in the next five years. 

We wanted to know where our community thought the pool should be located so we could include this information in our review.

Note: It cannot stay on its current site at Te Puke High School. Final site suitability for a swimming pool will be undertaken as a separate process

Council provides cemeteries in the District and some remembrance walls. Through previous consultation we’ve heard that alternative memorial arrangements should be considered.

We wanted to know where you thought the most appropriate sites are and what you would like made available to remember our loved ones.

 Please note, this had to be on existing Council reserves.

We wanted feedback on whether the names of our parks and reserves accurately reflect the place they’re in and the history of that place.

Several reserves in the ward have multiple names – we wanted to know if this is an issue and whether duplicate names need to be reviewed. An example of this is Jubilee Park/Jamieson Oval and Donovan/Pioneer Park, Te Puke.

We have previously undertaken consultation about horse riding on beaches and through that process heard concerns about the decreasing number of safe horse riding areas available in the District.

Council decided this would be considered through the review of each ward's reserve management plan. The Te Puke-Maketu ward currently has one designated horse riding area located on the beach at Rogers Road, Pukehina. Access to the TECT Park facility is approximately 30 minutes from Te Puke via Te Matai Road.

We wanted to gauge the demand for horse riding areas in the ward to understand whether there is a need for any further investment.

Following support received through previous engagements, a dog exercise area will be developed at Lawrence Oliver Park in Te Puke. We wanted to know what features dog owners want to see included in the development of this park. For example, ramps/jumps, tunnels, agility equipment, water features or wash-down areas.

We wanted to understand where your favourite places are or if there is anything specific missing from our parks and reserves. We wanted to know what the priorities should be if some funding becomes available.

Te Puke-Maketu Reserve Management Plan community engagement now closed.

From 27 September – 11 October we asked the community to help shape the future of recreation and open spaces in Te Puke-Maketu.

Your submissions are being used to inform Council’s new reserve management plan for the TePuke-Maketu ward, which stretches from Te Puke along the coast toOtamarakau.

The reserve management plan is Council’sguidebookfor recreation and open spaces. It will set out how Council has agreed to develop these spaces over the next 10 years.

How you shared your thoughts

The community used this online hub to share their thoughts with digital pin boards and surveys. We wanted to make it easy and fun for you to share your ideas and thoughts, and you responded with enthusiasm!

Feedback was also able to be collected via email, mail, or hard copy delivery to any of our library or service centres.

We also asked for feedback on Councils Facebook and Instagram accounts, and sent email newsletters to asking you to take part.

Affected neighbours and highly involved stakeholders were also directly encouraged to take part.

Next steps

We’ve had a lot of really helpful feedback and good ideas that will help to guide our next steps – drafting the reserve management plan for Council to consider.

Once Council considers the draft management plan, we’ll share the plan with you to make sure we’re on the right path.

Expect to hear from us again in March when we will share the draft plan that will include some more specific proposals we’d like you to consider.

These are the topics we consulted on:

We wanted to know whether you thought there is enough shade in our parks and reserves and where more shade is needed.This included natural shade (trees) or artificial shade sails.

We also wanted to know if you thought our playgrounds need to be more accessible to people with disabilities and what we could do to make them more inclusive.

We wanted to hear the community’s thoughts on the development of Spencer Avenue Reserve, Whakaue Sportsground, Jubilee Park and Midway Park. We listed some options and wanted to know what you wanted to prioritise if funding became available.

Council has undertaken extensive consultation through its Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process on swimming pools and will be developing a new swimming pool in Te Puke in the next five years. 

We wanted to know where our community thought the pool should be located so we could include this information in our review.

Note: It cannot stay on its current site at Te Puke High School. Final site suitability for a swimming pool will be undertaken as a separate process

Council provides cemeteries in the District and some remembrance walls. Through previous consultation we’ve heard that alternative memorial arrangements should be considered.

We wanted to know where you thought the most appropriate sites are and what you would like made available to remember our loved ones.

 Please note, this had to be on existing Council reserves.

We wanted feedback on whether the names of our parks and reserves accurately reflect the place they’re in and the history of that place.

Several reserves in the ward have multiple names – we wanted to know if this is an issue and whether duplicate names need to be reviewed. An example of this is Jubilee Park/Jamieson Oval and Donovan/Pioneer Park, Te Puke.

We have previously undertaken consultation about horse riding on beaches and through that process heard concerns about the decreasing number of safe horse riding areas available in the District.

Council decided this would be considered through the review of each ward's reserve management plan. The Te Puke-Maketu ward currently has one designated horse riding area located on the beach at Rogers Road, Pukehina. Access to the TECT Park facility is approximately 30 minutes from Te Puke via Te Matai Road.

We wanted to gauge the demand for horse riding areas in the ward to understand whether there is a need for any further investment.

Following support received through previous engagements, a dog exercise area will be developed at Lawrence Oliver Park in Te Puke. We wanted to know what features dog owners want to see included in the development of this park. For example, ramps/jumps, tunnels, agility equipment, water features or wash-down areas.

We wanted to understand where your favourite places are or if there is anything specific missing from our parks and reserves. We wanted to know what the priorities should be if some funding becomes available.

Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 09:40