Te Puke-Maketu Reserve Management Plan

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We’ve got plans for fantastic spaces!

Imagine if Pukehina’s Midway Park had a new barbecue area and pump track, or Spencer Avenue Reserve in Maketu was transformed into a place to play rugby and tennis, or if the new dog park in Te Puke had water bowls and fenced areas for four-legged exercising.

That’s just a taste of what we’re proposing for reserves in the Te Puke Maketu area.

We’ve created three draft plans for developing specific reserves and proposed three new District-wide policies. Now we need your feedback to ensure we’re on the right track.

These draft plans form part of our new draft Te Puke-Maketu Reserve Management Plan (RMP), created using the thoughts and ideas you’ve already shared. The RMP is Council’s guidebook for recreation and open spaces from Te Puke along the coast to Otamarakau. The RMP will be in place for the next 10 years so it’s important we get it right.

Tell us what you think by clicking on the headings below.

The plans for Midway Park are exciting! Your priorities are new seating, a barbecue area, a pump track and a fitness trail. We’ve taken these features and drawn them into a draft plan for developing the site.


Your ideas for developing this site are mapped out in our draft plan – including water features, fencing and separate areas for high energy and chilled out dogs. The dream dog park is a bit bigger than the budget, so we’re suggesting that the last stage of the park could be funded by the community in the future.


You shared some great ideas for the future development of Spencer Avenue Reserve, Maketu. The proposed plans include carparking, hard courts, junior sportsfield, cycleway/walkway connections, native planting areas, ablutions, planting and shade.

Our long-term plan is to develop the site in stages over the years so it can slowly replace Whakaue Reserve/Maketu Sportsground (when the 50 years lease expires).


You confirmed that the playgrounds in the Te Puke-Maketu Ward do not have enough shade and they need to be more accessible for everyone, no matter their ability.

We’re suggesting new District wide policies to change the way we provide for shade, accessibility and play equipment for recreation and open spaces. Including these policies in the RMP means Council will have to consider shade and accessibility options each time we update or plan to install new play equipment.

We’ve got plans for fantastic spaces!

Imagine if Pukehina’s Midway Park had a new barbecue area and pump track, or Spencer Avenue Reserve in Maketu was transformed into a place to play rugby and tennis, or if the new dog park in Te Puke had water bowls and fenced areas for four-legged exercising.

That’s just a taste of what we’re proposing for reserves in the Te Puke Maketu area.

We’ve created three draft plans for developing specific reserves and proposed three new District-wide policies. Now we need your feedback to ensure we’re on the right track.

These draft plans form part of our new draft Te Puke-Maketu Reserve Management Plan (RMP), created using the thoughts and ideas you’ve already shared. The RMP is Council’s guidebook for recreation and open spaces from Te Puke along the coast to Otamarakau. The RMP will be in place for the next 10 years so it’s important we get it right.

Tell us what you think by clicking on the headings below.

The plans for Midway Park are exciting! Your priorities are new seating, a barbecue area, a pump track and a fitness trail. We’ve taken these features and drawn them into a draft plan for developing the site.


Your ideas for developing this site are mapped out in our draft plan – including water features, fencing and separate areas for high energy and chilled out dogs. The dream dog park is a bit bigger than the budget, so we’re suggesting that the last stage of the park could be funded by the community in the future.


You shared some great ideas for the future development of Spencer Avenue Reserve, Maketu. The proposed plans include carparking, hard courts, junior sportsfield, cycleway/walkway connections, native planting areas, ablutions, planting and shade.

Our long-term plan is to develop the site in stages over the years so it can slowly replace Whakaue Reserve/Maketu Sportsground (when the 50 years lease expires).


You confirmed that the playgrounds in the Te Puke-Maketu Ward do not have enough shade and they need to be more accessible for everyone, no matter their ability.

We’re suggesting new District wide policies to change the way we provide for shade, accessibility and play equipment for recreation and open spaces. Including these policies in the RMP means Council will have to consider shade and accessibility options each time we update or plan to install new play equipment.