Franklin Local Parks Management Plan

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About the Franklin Local Parks Management Plan

We are developing a new local parks management plan for more than 190 parks across Franklin. The plan is required under Section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977 and covers the next 10 years.

The plan will outline the future direction of Franklin's local parks:

  • management
  • use
  • protection.

How the plan will be developed

The Franklin Local Park Management Plan will be divided into two volumes.

Volume 1

This will:

  • set out the scope and purpose of the plan
  • provide the policy framework for guiding park management.

Volume 2

This will provide a more detailed look at what the plan means for individual local parks within Franklin.

Please note for clarity this will mean that all existing reserve management plans for parks across Franklin, will be superseded by the Franklin Local Parks Management Plan (these are available for your reference under "Current Reserve Management Plans").

An example from the Rodney Local Parks Management Plan is available here.

Why we are doing this consultation

We are following the process set out in the Reserves Act 1977 to prepare a local parks management plan.

Part of this process requires us to consult with the public twice:

  • when we are ready to begin drafting the plan, and
  • when we have a draft plan to be reviewed.

This is the first round of consultation, where we are looking for suggestions for local parks within the local board area.

The second round of consultation is likely to start in mid-2025.

What we want your feedback on

We want your feedback and suggestions about what we should consider as we draft the local parks management plan.

Our aim is to make sure that the plan we draft fits:

  • what the community values in its local parks, and
  • how people would like to use and enjoy parks in the future.

For further information about the plan and this public consultation process, please refer under "Submitter Documents" - to the "Guidance for making a submission" document.

When and how you can have your say

You can have your say from 12 October to 12 November 2023, by the following means:

Alternatively you can visit one of your local libraries in the area to receive and/or drop off a paper feedback form:

  • at Pukekohe Library (12 Massey Avenue) and Waiuku Library (Civic Centre – 10 King Street) or,
  • at the following rural libraries: Beachlands (75 Second View Avenue), Clarks Beach Waiau Pa (16 Torkar Road), Clevedon (1 Papakura-Clevedon Road), Drury (8 Tui Street), Kawakawa Bay (22 Kawakawa-Orere Road), Maraetai (213 Maraetai Drive) and Ōrere Point (50 Howard Road) libraries.

Additionally, you are able to post your submission to the project team at:

  • Franklin Local Parks Management Plan, Auckland Council, Freepost number 190198, Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.

What happens next

In early 2024, we will publish a summary of submissions including the key feedback themes.

From early 2024-mid 2025, we will draft the plan using feedback from this public consultation and engagement with mana whenua.

In mid 2025, we will hold a second round of public consultation, asking for feedback on the draft plan.

About the Franklin Local Parks Management Plan

We are developing a new local parks management plan for more than 190 parks across Franklin. The plan is required under Section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977 and covers the next 10 years.

The plan will outline the future direction of Franklin's local parks:

  • management
  • use
  • protection.

How the plan will be developed

The Franklin Local Park Management Plan will be divided into two volumes.

Volume 1

This will:

  • set out the scope and purpose of the plan
  • provide the policy framework for guiding park management.

Volume 2

This will provide a more detailed look at what the plan means for individual local parks within Franklin.

Please note for clarity this will mean that all existing reserve management plans for parks across Franklin, will be superseded by the Franklin Local Parks Management Plan (these are available for your reference under "Current Reserve Management Plans").

An example from the Rodney Local Parks Management Plan is available here.

Why we are doing this consultation

We are following the process set out in the Reserves Act 1977 to prepare a local parks management plan.

Part of this process requires us to consult with the public twice:

  • when we are ready to begin drafting the plan, and
  • when we have a draft plan to be reviewed.

This is the first round of consultation, where we are looking for suggestions for local parks within the local board area.

The second round of consultation is likely to start in mid-2025.

What we want your feedback on

We want your feedback and suggestions about what we should consider as we draft the local parks management plan.

Our aim is to make sure that the plan we draft fits:

  • what the community values in its local parks, and
  • how people would like to use and enjoy parks in the future.

For further information about the plan and this public consultation process, please refer under "Submitter Documents" - to the "Guidance for making a submission" document.

When and how you can have your say

You can have your say from 12 October to 12 November 2023, by the following means:

Alternatively you can visit one of your local libraries in the area to receive and/or drop off a paper feedback form:

  • at Pukekohe Library (12 Massey Avenue) and Waiuku Library (Civic Centre – 10 King Street) or,
  • at the following rural libraries: Beachlands (75 Second View Avenue), Clarks Beach Waiau Pa (16 Torkar Road), Clevedon (1 Papakura-Clevedon Road), Drury (8 Tui Street), Kawakawa Bay (22 Kawakawa-Orere Road), Maraetai (213 Maraetai Drive) and Ōrere Point (50 Howard Road) libraries.

Additionally, you are able to post your submission to the project team at:

  • Franklin Local Parks Management Plan, Auckland Council, Freepost number 190198, Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.

What happens next

In early 2024, we will publish a summary of submissions including the key feedback themes.

From early 2024-mid 2025, we will draft the plan using feedback from this public consultation and engagement with mana whenua.

In mid 2025, we will hold a second round of public consultation, asking for feedback on the draft plan.

Consultation has concluded
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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    You can give feedback on our local parks by using our interactive map through Social Pinpoint.

    To use this tool, drag and drop a 'pin' from the top of the screen to a local park on the map and write a comment in the comment box that appears. Remember to zoom in to your area of interest before dropping a pin, this will help make sure it lands in the right place. You can also read and comment on previous pins by clicking on the activity button on the sidebar. Note the data informing this tool is preliminary as we start this project and park land marked in or out of scope may change as we progress and review the land status information.