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Planning for the future of Belmont Regional Park

News release
16 October 2006

Planning for the future of Belmont Regional Park

Greater Wellington is calling for ideas and suggestions from the public as it kicks off a review of Belmont Regional Park’s management plan.

“I hope people will take the opportunity to make this wonderful park – with its spectacular views and open spaces – even better,” says Greater Wellington Landcare Committee Chair Cr Chris Laidlaw.

“The community has already done a great job by working with Greater Wellington to persuade the government to join in the purchase of Waitangirua Farm from Landcorp.

“Thanks to their efforts, the farm is now part of the park and we now need to look at ways of maximising the public value of that additional land.”

The review of Belmont Regional Park’s management plan began in 2003 but was suspended while management arrangements for sections of the park were settled between Greater Wellington, Hutt City Council, Department of Conservation, and Landcorp.

“We’re starting the review from the beginning because the park has changed since 2003. Now that Waitangirua Farm and several other blocks of land in the area are under Greater Wellington’s management and control, we can plan the future of the park rather more coherently than before,” says Cr Laidlaw.

Greater Wellington will hold a public meeting on the review in November. The meeting will be advertised in local newspapers.

Following the current consultation, Greater Wellington will develop a draft management plan for further consultation and submissions.

The submission period runs until Friday 1 December. See www.gw.govt.nzfor information and a submission form or phone Greater Wellington on 04 381 7784.


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