Community input sought on open spaces plan

People are being invited to have their say on the council website. File photo/SunLive.

There’s just one week left to share your ideas in the first round of community feedback on the Te Puke–Maketu Reserve Management Plan review.

People are encouraged to head to the Western Bay Council website – - now to have your say on the key topics being considered, including transforming part of Lawrence Oliver Park in Te Puke into a dog park, and starting the conversation on where should Te Puke’s new indoor pool be built.

Feedback closes at 5pm on Monday, October 11.

The reserve management plan is Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s guidebook for recreation and open spaces. It sets out how Council will develop and manage these spaces over the next 10 years.

The review covers the Te Puke-Maketu ward, which stretches from Te Puke along the coast to Otamarakau including Pongakawa, Paengaroa and Pukehina.

"We’ve had a lot of great feedback so far – but we’re keen to hear from as many people as possible so we can make plans for the future that bring the community’s vison for their spaces to life," says Council’s Senior Recreation Planner, Katy McGinity.

"If you haven’t had your say, head to our website and let us know what you think."

Other topics being considered are

  • Jubilee Park / Jamieson Oval development in Te Puke
  • Reserve development in Maketu and Pukehina
  • Playgrounds
  • Natural and artificial shade
  • Memorial gardens
  • Horse riding
  • Naming of places

Your feedback will inform the development of the plan, which will then be released for formal consultation for two months from March 2022.

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