The use, role and classification of all public park and reserve land throughout Rodney has been given a thorough assessment and overhaul in recent months, ahead of Local Board plans for a new overarching open space management plan.
Auckland Council staff have investigated 211 parcels of land held under the Reserves Act and 58 held under the Local Government Act, reviewing their current and likely future uses and how best to protect and enhance them.
Of the 58 Local Government Act parcels, they found that 27 should be reclassified as a reserve, 10 of which would need to be publicly notified. With the land held under the Reserves Act, staff found 75 parcels that needed to be reclassified with public notification, and 136 that weren’t classified at all.
Board members voted to approve all recommended changes and relevant public notifications, as well as the formation of a hearing panel to hear submissions on any publicly notified classifications. The panel members will be Colin Smith, Beth Houlbrooke, Louise Johnston and Brent Bailey.
Public notification will be advertised in coming months.