Groynes Reserve, Roto Kohatu Reserve Master Plan

Groynes Reserve map

Purpose

The Christchurch City Council invited ideas to plan for the future use and management of Groynes Reserve and Roto Kohatu Reserve.

We had about 60 responses to the initial information gathering for the Groynes Roto Kohatu Master Plan at the end of last year.

User groups, individuals and other stakeholder organisations told us about what makes the Groynes a special place, and what concerns or areas for improvement they have identified.

We will consider your feedback in relation to the objectives of the Master Plan, and are planning to bring back a draft to the community for further commentContinue reading

Purpose

The Christchurch City Council invited ideas to plan for the future use and management of Groynes Reserve and Roto Kohatu Reserve.

We had about 60 responses to the initial information gathering for the Groynes Roto Kohatu Master Plan at the end of last year.

User groups, individuals and other stakeholder organisations told us about what makes the Groynes a special place, and what concerns or areas for improvement they have identified.

We will consider your feedback in relation to the objectives of the Master Plan, and are planning to bring back a draft to the community for further comment by the middle of the yea


Background

An increase in recreational use, along with surrounding subdivisions and land development, means we need to develop a Master Plan to consider the how this reserve land is to be used now and in the future.

The wide range of activities in this area include individuals walking or picnicking, informal groups, formal club activities and competitions.

The diverse cultural and land use history of the Groynes and Roto Kohatu reserves will also be recognised in the Master Plan.


Plan considerations

The Master Plan will consider whether

  • recreational activities are located in the best areas
  • any realignments or layout changes are needed


We also need to make sure that

  • The wide range of user groups and individuals can work together
  • The environment is protected


The area of the Master Plan

The Groynes Reserve and Lake Roto Kohatu Reserve will make up the majority of this Master Plan.

An important component will be track linkages between the two reserves, and other adjacent recreation land, such as the Waimairi Track to Darroch Reserve.


Next steps

Your input to the draft plan will help determine how the two reserves will be managed and utilised for recreation into the future.

As we work towards developing the next stage we will

  • consider all your comments and suggestions
  • prepare a draft Master Plan


Once the draft plan is developed we are planning for community consultation in the first half of 2017