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Please note for clarity this will mean that all existing reserve management plans for parks across Franklin, will be superseded by the Franklin Local Parks Management Plan (these are available for your reference under "Current Reserve Management Plans").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

First round of public consultation 

Between 12 October and 12 November 2023, we sought public feedback about what we should consider as we start drafting the local parks management plan.

We received 190 submissions from both individuals and organisations. 

For further information and to read the summary of the public feedback received, please look under "Project Documents" for the summary of public feedback presentation document.

What happens next

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

In mid-late 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 295 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.

First round of public consultation 

Between 12 October and 12 November 2023, we sought public feedback about what we should consider as we start drafting the local parks management plan.

We received 190 submissions from both individuals and organisations. 

For further information and to read the summary of the public feedback received, please look under "Project Documents" for the summary of public feedback presentation document.

What happens next

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

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