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Wairakei Landscape Plan

Have your say about the draft Stage 1 Wairakei Landscape Plan

Tauranga City Council is preparing a draft landscape plan for part of the 15km long Wairakei Stream reserve corridor. The landscape plan covers stormwater reserve land extending from Pacific View Road to the Te Tumu boundary, including Taylor Reserve.

The landscape plan will provide a template for enhancement of 10 hectares of reserve over the next 10 years. It includes features such as planting, cultural recognition, signage and pathways. Improving water quality is also an important aspect of the landscape plan.

Wairakei Stream Reserve

The land on either side of the Wairakei Stream is primarily stormwater reserve land. Stormwater reserves are designed to flood as a way to manage excess stormwater after heavy rain events. Over the last decade, Tauranga City Council’s investment in dual shared walking and cycling pathways has also helped the Waikarei Reserve grow into a valuable recreation and commuter route. The draft landscape plan will recognise the heritage value and cultural significance that the area has for Tangata Whenua. The draft plan provides for structures, cultural art and traditional practices in the reserve. 

Have your say

We will be asking for your thoughts about the draft plan during the month of February 2017.


Last Reviewed: 11/01/2017