Planning for a sustainable future for Makorori
We're working with mana whenua, landowners and the community to develop a master plan that reflects the community vision. It will include what's important - where we are now and what it should be in the future, with key moves for how to get there.
What you told us
In September we asked for your feedback on the direction of the plan - we had an online survey where we received 264 responses, we held 3 workshops with a stakeholder group and additional workshops with stakeholder organisations.
The most common feedback received was the need to preserve the beach's ecosystems and experience in response to the ever growing visitor numbers and associated impacts.
We've used this input to help shape the content of the draft Master Plan.
What we expect to achieve with the Master Plan
Initial community engagement identified a range of issues concerning activities and use of Makorori Beach, the reserves and foreshore area. They range from cars driving on the reef and beach, reckless driving and parking on the dunes, freedom camping, illegal dumping, issues with dogs, noise, stormwater runoff, hill stability, native flora and fauna, septic tank problems, to the intersection with the state highway.
All issues are interrelated, so we need a systematic approach. If our solutions consider single issues at a time, like rubbish or vehicles - it’s not likely to solve the wider issues. Only some issues can directly be addressed by Council - it will require a collaborative approach by us, mana whenua, landowners and key stakeholders.
Participate and have your say
We'd like your feedback on the draft Master Plan for Makorori Beach. We want to ensure the plan reflects the strong community vision for the Makorori Beach area as well as providing enough detail to guide operational management and future development.