This park just south of the Waikanae River was opened five years ago and is now regularly used for soccer and casual recreation. Shortly after the initial development, local clubs were asked for ideas on how the space might be developed. Now there is a more formal process.
Getting your input
By Rob Cross
Public consultation on the future development of Otaraua Park opens this week.
Otaraua Park, on the south bank of the Waikanae River opposite the Te Arawai footbridge, has great potential for restoring biodiversity while providing recreational spaces and facilities for our community.
Please encourage your members to review the proposed Development Plan and participate in the survey.
Draft development plan opens for public input
For one month starting on 9 July, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is asking the community for feedback on the long-term draft development plan for the 60ha Otaraua Park.
Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says that a long-term plan is needed now to ensure future options are not compromised by early development.
“Over the past 18 months we’ve heard from a wide range of people about what they would like to see happen at Otaraua Park and, using their ideas and feedback, and the advice of our iwi partners, the draft plan has been developed to guide future investment in the park.”
The three focus areas of the survey ask:
- What you think about the priorities identified
- What specific ideas in the plan are most/least important to you
- How important developing Otaraua Park is to our community.
To view the full consultation document including the draft development plan and to complete an online survey, visit the Council website https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Our-District/Our-Community/Parks-and-Recreation/otarauaparkfuture.