Deadline for comments has now closed.
Ten submissions were recieved on this discussion paper; six from individuals, four from groups. While the number of submissions was small, they showed overall support for the proposals outlined.
The material provided in these submissions is now being reviewed and incorporated into how the area will be managed for recreation now and into the future.
Background to the discussion paper
Ō Tū Wharekai (the Ashburton Lakes basin and upper Rangitata River) is one of three wetlands around the country managed as part of the national Arawai Kākāriki wetland programme.
Arawai Kākāriki aims to restore wetlands with the assistance of the community and learn more about methods for wetland restoration along the way.
As well as containing high wetland and other biodiversity values, Ō Tū Wharekai is highly valued for its recreation opportunities.
Hakatere Conservation Area sits within the Ō Tū Wharekai project area.
Recreation in Hakatere Conservation Area - a discussion
This discussion document outlined actual and potential recreation opportunities within Hakatere Conservation Area.
The document focuses primarily on public conservation land within Hakatere Conservation Area. It does however include opportunities on neighbouring public conservation lands where they link with those proposed within the Area.
Recreation opportunities in Hakatere Conservation Area (Barossa) - discussion document (PDF, 4062K)
Minor corrections to discussion document
Please note the PDF of the discussion document has some minor errors that are unable to be corrected immediately due to the Canterbury earthquake. The errors are listed below. Note the page number refers to the PDF page number:
- Page 12 last paragraph. "The track from Manuka Hut to Lake Emily is for foot use only ..." should be "The track from Manuka Hut to Lake Emily is managed for foot use only...".
- Page 16 map 3. The text box should changed from "Proposed high level track" to "Possible high level track".
- Page 17 paragraph 1. Remove "(Map 1)"
- Page 19 map 4. The text box should be changed from "Proposed high level track" to "Possible high level track".
Informal public comments are welcomed
The discussion document is open for informal comment from individuals and groups until 2 May 2011.
These comments will be used to help develop a non-statutory recreation plan for Hakatere Conservation Area. The information in the plan will inform outcomes and policies for inclusion in the Canterbury Conservation Management Strategy (CMS), which is currently being reviewed.
Purpose of Hakatere Conservation Area Recreation Plan
- To give clear direction on recreation activities to be managed within Hakatere Conservation Area
- To inform recreation facility management and development in Hakatere Conservation Area in the short and medium term [1 to 9 years]. These directions will be incorporated into business planning processes.
- To inform recreation facility management and development in the medium to long term by guiding the development of statutory policies for the Ō Tū Wharekai place section of the Canterbury CMS, currently under review.
- To communicate intended management directions for Hakatere Conservation Area to the public and stakeholders.
- To aid decisions on concession applications.
Where can I find out more?
Send your comments to:
Community Relations Programme Manager
||+64 3 693 1010
||+64 3 693 1019
||PO Box 33
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