Raglan Community Board Update

Kia ora koutou.  Our first Raglan Community Board (RCB) meeting of the year took place in February and we had a great turnout of community members  who raised issues which included; freedom camping, parking, horse access on our beaches, harbour board leases, wharf funding application and the world rally.

The RCB would like to acknowledge all those in attendance and it is heartening to see so many active community members with an interest in what is happening and taking time to share their thoughts. The RCB is actively following up on the issues and we will keep the community posted on the outcomes.

The Board has also been team building over the past months, we have updated our engagement plan and have created a ’90 Day Action Plan’ to help inform us of what is coming up and what we need to do. Board members have also been given specific tasks to action and community groups/organisations to make contact with over the coming weeks, so watch this space.

Getting to know your community board, come along to our ‘Drop In Session’ on Thursday 19th March 2020 from 5pm – 7pm at the Raglan Town Hall, Supper Room, check out our upcoming footpath schedule of works which will be happening over the next year and the speed limit changes which will be implemented from 1st July.

The second stage of the Reserves Management Plan review is also coming up for community consultation at the end of March and will be open for two months. Consultation documents will be available online and at the Council office here in Raglan, submissions can also be made via email. Management plans are produced to outline the future use, management and development (as funds become available) of reserves, for this process this includes Wainui Reserve, Manu Bay and Papahua Domain. What would you like to see happening in and around these spaces?

The management plan will also provide the community with certainty about how these Raglan coastal reserves will be managed.  The plan will seek to provide polices and objectives to ensure that the Raglan coastal reserves are managed in accordance with the purpose for which they was set aside, the needs of the community, and to take account of the likely needs for future generations. The management plan will identify what activities can and cannot be undertaken on the reserves. For more information come along to our drop in session or head to Waikato District Council website under ‘Your Council’ and public consultation.

Find out more happenings at Council on https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/