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Parks Network Plan

Parks Network Plan

Updated 16 July 2018 12:46pm

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

Parks Network Plan review

We manage eight regional parks under the Parks Network Plan. 

The Parks Network Plan was approved by Council in 2011 has had three amendments since then in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Now it's time to undertake an overall review and develop a new plan.

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. 

From 21 May to 30 June 2018 we sought public feedback about what we should change in our parks and include in a new draft management plan. To support this we produced a discussion document and two supporting documents which explored a range of issues and opportunities and included draft proposals as ‘food for thought’. These are available below. Thank you to everyone who provided comments and suggestions. We are now compiling feedback and workshopping issues internally. We will then begin to prepare a draft plan with the aim of having it available for public feedback in February-March 2019. Refer to the ‘Planning process’ documents below for more information.

Plan background

The area covered within the Parks Network Plan includes land that Greater Wellington manages, including reserves under the Reserves Act 1977. The plan provides management directions for Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Belmont Regional Park, East Harbour Regional Park, Kaitoke Regional Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Akatarawa and Pakuratahi Forests. Amendments to the Network Plan have been made to include Baring Head/Orua-pouanui and the Parangarahu Lakes Area. Read more about the background of the Parks Network Plan

For more information about the planning process please contact


Consultation information: