Reserves and open spaces engagement

We look after many reserves and open spaces, including walkways, recreational areas, playgrounds and more.

These reserves and open spaces belong to all of us and we need to decide what we want them to look like in the future.

Think of open spaces near you that you enjoy.

  1. Are the recreation facilities, buildings and structures in our open spaces appropriate for the way that you use them? If not, how could we improve this?
  2. What could we do to provide more opportunities for you to connect with the open spaces? How could we encourage more use of our open spaces?
  3. Should we focus more on creating cultural and educational experiences in those spaces? What could we do?
  4. Are these spaces easy to access for you and your whanau? How can we improve access?
  5. How can we improve the landscaping of these spaces?

You can find the current policy and strategy documents below for your reference: 

Open Spaces Strategy

Reserves Management Policy

Latest questions, suggestions & ideas

Below are some of the latest ideas and suggestions that have come through. You can comment on and rate the ideas by clicking on them or you can contribute your own ideas by selecting contribute below. 

Submiddion from Blind Citizens Southland

Submiddion from Blind Citizens Southland read more

Robyn Garden Tuesday 16 Nov 2021

Really really disappointed to see a lot of the play…

Really really disappointed to see a lot of the play… read more

Cameron Davies Monday 18 Oct 2021

Perhaps in collaboration with Active Southland (Sport Southland) an…

Perhaps in collaboration with Active Southland (Sport Southland) an… read more

Sarah McPherson Monday 18 Oct 2021

Please clean up the pest weeds, fallen branches etc in…

Please clean up the pest weeds, fallen branches etc in… read more

Sunday 17 Oct 2021
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Use ecologically appropriate natives in restoration or amenity projects.

Use ecologically appropriate natives in restoration or amenity projects. read more

AnnaH Friday 15 Oct 2021

Irene this is what the link is too ☺

Irene this is what the link is too ☺ read more

Friday 15 Oct 2021
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Oh, horse-friendly spaces and tracks would be amazing! Will go…

Oh, horse-friendly spaces and tracks would be amazing! Will go… read more

Friday 15 Oct 2021
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If you look after playgrounds and the likes why demolish…

If you look after playgrounds and the likes why demolish… read more

Friday 15 Oct 2021
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Hi, I would very much like to see at least…

Hi, I would very much like to see at least… read more

Kim Knight Thursday 14 Oct 2021

Lemme guess.

Lemme guess. read more

Thursday 7 Oct 2021
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So tell us all what you have already decided to…

So tell us all what you have already decided to… read more

Sunday 3 Oct 2021
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Our public spaces should include a range of vegetation types…

Our public spaces should include a range of vegetation types… read more

Nick Kiddey Thursday 30 Sep 2021

Allow the little guy permission to pest control Some of…

Allow the little guy permission to pest control Some… read more

Tuesday 28 Sep 2021
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Encourage the use of play grounds? why remove them from…

Encourage the use of play grounds? why remove them from… read more

Monday 27 Sep 2021
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Encourage the use of the Athol Play Ground area by…

Encourage the use of the Athol Play Ground area by… read more

Monday 27 Sep 2021
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It would be nice if the reserve between Quintin Dr…

It would be nice if the reserve between Quintin Dr… read more

Jenny Saturday 25 Sep 2021

Please can we have some drainage installed on the grass…

Please can we have some drainage installed on the grass… read more

Jo Marsh Saturday 25 Sep 2021

I miss the tall monkey bars and long swings from…

I miss the tall monkey bars and long swings from… read more

John Carter Friday 24 Sep 2021

Kings track over to the back beaches of aparima/riverton and…

Kings track over to the back beaches of aparima/riverton and… read more

Josh Riddell Thursday 23 Sep 2021

Regarding the reserve that runs from the Rodeo Grounds to…

Regarding the reserve that runs from the Rodeo Grounds to… read more

Sandra Macnamara Friday 10 Sep 2021