Two weeks left to have your say on the long-term future of Maclean Park
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging locals to have their say on the future development of Maclean Park, with just over two weeks left in the two-month formal consultation period on the Draft Management Plan for the park.
“Since November 2016, over 1500 people, businesses and organisations have shared their ideas for Maclean Park,” says Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law.
“Using this feedback and working with our iwi partners, we’ve prepared a Draft Management Plan which we think captures the diverse needs of our community and allows for improvements to the park's main attractions over time. This includes a proposed Development Plan that outlines a framework for the long-term development of the park.
“We want to hear from you to find out if we’ve got it right. Kāpiti has grown up with Maclean Park, and we want to sustain and enhance its character and mana for future generations, with forward thinking and great ideas, to create a contemporary destination park the District can be proud of. So it’s important that we hear from you. There have been a range of opportunities for you to contribute your ideas for Maclean Park throughout the project, and now we’re asking you to provide any further feedback you’ve got now that we have the draft ready.
“If you haven’t had your say yet, it’s not too late, and you can provide feedback on any or all aspects of this Draft Management Plan, including the proposed development plan,” says Ms Law.
If you’d like to have your say, you can provide feedback by:
- completing the formal online consultation form at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/maclean-park-refresh
- completing a hard copy submission form, available from local libraries and Council Service Centres.
Submissions close Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 4pm.
The Maclean Park Development Plan wasn’t identified in the FutureKāpiti Long Term Plan 2015-35. This means that budget will need to be allocated to any recommendations that come out of the review process. Further investigation of costs would happen in the detailed design – the focus of this stage is to find out what our community wants Maclean Park to be in the future.