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Help plan the future of Motueka's reserves

November 3rd, 2016
[TDC press release]

The management regime for Motueka's many and varied public reserves is due for a refresh - and the Tasman District Council needs your help to bring it up to date.

Motueka ward has more than 70 public reserves, ranging from small neighbourhood parks through to sportgrounds and large, multi-use spaces for playing, picnicking and other leisure activities.

TDC's Strategic Policy Advisor Anna Gerraty says the way the Council manages these reserves was last reviewed in 2001, "so it's time to take another look to make sure our management regime is still fit for purpose".

"These are your public spaces and this is your chance to let us know how you would like to see them managed in future," she says.

"Between November 2016 and February 2017 we will be collecting your feedback - be sure to let us which reserves you use regularly, what you value most about them, and any changes you would like to see to the way they are used or managed."

How to get involved

Online: More information about the reserves being reviewed will be available on the Council's website, and you can also submit feedback online from Monday 7 November. Visit

In writing: You are welcome to submit written comments and suggestions, either via email to or post c/- Strategic Policy, Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond, Nelson, 7050.

In person: Strategic Policy Advisor Anna Gerraty is happy to speak to your group or community organisation. Phone (03) 543 8400 to arrange a time.

The review of the Motueka Ward Reserves Management Plan will follow these steps:
November 2016 - February 2017: Council gathers public feedback to inform a first draft.
June - July 2017: Draft reserve management plan open for public submissions.
September - October 2017: Hearings and deliberations on the draft plan.
December 2017: Final plan adopted by Council.

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