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Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan

Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan

Updated 28 November 2017 3:36pm

The Greater Wellington Regional Council Parks Network Plan provides policies and rules for the management of our regional parks and forests.

The plan was approved in December 2010, with the exception of certain provisions such as a proposed wind farm access road running through Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. These provisions were finalised in May 2011.

The area covered within the Parks Network Plan includes land that Greater Wellington manages, including reserves under the Reserves Act 1977. The plan replaces the Forest Lands Management Plan (Akatarawa and Pakuratahi Forests) and management plans for Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Belmont Regional Park, East Harbour Regional Park, Kaitoke Regional Park, and Queen Elizabeth Park. Amendments to the Network Plan have been made to include Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui and the Parangarahu Lakes Area.

2018 Parks Network Plan Review

The Parks Network Plan (PNP), which was approved by Council in 2011 has had three amendments since then in 2012, 2014 and 2016 - so it remains relatively current.  However the directions of other new policy documents such as the GWRC Proposed Natural Resources Plan should be reflected in the plan. GWRC considers it appropriate to commence a review of the PNP and develop a new one. 

See our new Parks Network Plan (PNP) overview. Oct 2017

Once completed and approved by Council, the new PNP will guide management of the regional park network for the next ten years, with future PNP amendments undertaken as the need arises. 


  • 2017: Preparation of Discussion Document and supporting information 
  • 2018 Autumn: Have your say’ community consultation and discussion 
  • 2018 Winter: Preparation of Draft PNP considering feedback received
  • 2018 Spring: Have your say community consultation Draft PNP and hearings
  • 2018/2019 Summer: Preparation of final PNP for Council approval and implementation

For more information about the planning process please contact