Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan
Parks and recreation
The Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan provides policies and rules for the management of our regional parks and forests. The Council approved the plan in December 2010, with the exception of certain provisions in the plan relating to 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 Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan includes land that Greater Wellington manages as park, which includes a number of reserves under the Reserves Act 1977. This 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. It also includes the Wainuiomata Recreation Area.
Amendments to the Network Plan have been made to include Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui and the Parangarahu Lakes Area. These are included to your right.