Riverside Road Reserves Management Plan

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to share ideas for how they'd like to use and enjoy the Riverside Road Reserves in Frankton now and in the future. Feedback to inform the Riverside Road Reserves Management Plan closed on the 25 March 2024.


Next steps

All community feedback will be considered by the Parks team and used to shape a draft Reserve Management Plan for Riverside Road Reserves. This draft will then be considered for approval by the Community and Services Committee. Once approved, the draft plan will be shared with the community for formal public submissions later in 2024.


Background

The Parks team are starting the process to develop a draft Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for eight public land parcels located alongside the Kawarau River in Frankton called the Riverside Road Reserves.

This area is popular with locals and visitors walking and biking the Twin Rivers Trail, part of the Queenstown Trail ‘Great Ride’ network, which connects the reserves while hugging one of New Zealand’s most iconic and picturesque rivers.

It's important to hear from all different groups and people across our community on what you love about these reserves, what you want to see made available on these sites now and in the future, and what you want protected or maintained.

As Frankton grows, the way the people want to use reserves and open space may change so we'd encourage the community to get involved in the process and let us know how we can best meet the current and future needs of residents and visitors.

These early insights will help guide the development of a RMP and support a shared vision for how these reserves can be enjoyed by all.


What is a Reserve Management Plan?

A Reserve Management Plan sets out how Council intends to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, and preservation of a reserve. It details all the rules and regulations to act as a guide for Council officers in making both day-to-day and long-term decisions about how reserves and open spaces under its control are to be used, managed, or developed.


How to have your say

The early engagement stage is a chance to tell us your ideas, both big and small, for how you and your community would like the Riverside Road Reserves to be used, managed and preserved in the future. Head to the digital ideas board below and share your insights on an interactive map.

Feedback to help inform the draft Riverside Road Reserves RMP will close Monday 25 March 2024.

Join a community drop in session:

All are welcome to drop by for more information or chat to the Parks team about your ideas or feedback.

What: Summerdaze Picnic in the Park
When: Thursday 21 March anytime between 3.00pm-5.00pm
Where: Frankton Beach BBQ area near main carpark off Lake Avenue, Frankton


Got a question?

If you have a question, please submit it on the tool below and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. All questions and answers will be published for everyone to see.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to share ideas for how they'd like to use and enjoy the Riverside Road Reserves in Frankton now and in the future. Feedback to inform the Riverside Road Reserves Management Plan closed on the 25 March 2024.


Next steps

All community feedback will be considered by the Parks team and used to shape a draft Reserve Management Plan for Riverside Road Reserves. This draft will then be considered for approval by the Community and Services Committee. Once approved, the draft plan will be shared with the community for formal public submissions later in 2024.


Background

The Parks team are starting the process to develop a draft Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for eight public land parcels located alongside the Kawarau River in Frankton called the Riverside Road Reserves.

This area is popular with locals and visitors walking and biking the Twin Rivers Trail, part of the Queenstown Trail ‘Great Ride’ network, which connects the reserves while hugging one of New Zealand’s most iconic and picturesque rivers.

It's important to hear from all different groups and people across our community on what you love about these reserves, what you want to see made available on these sites now and in the future, and what you want protected or maintained.

As Frankton grows, the way the people want to use reserves and open space may change so we'd encourage the community to get involved in the process and let us know how we can best meet the current and future needs of residents and visitors.

These early insights will help guide the development of a RMP and support a shared vision for how these reserves can be enjoyed by all.


What is a Reserve Management Plan?

A Reserve Management Plan sets out how Council intends to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, and preservation of a reserve. It details all the rules and regulations to act as a guide for Council officers in making both day-to-day and long-term decisions about how reserves and open spaces under its control are to be used, managed, or developed.


How to have your say

The early engagement stage is a chance to tell us your ideas, both big and small, for how you and your community would like the Riverside Road Reserves to be used, managed and preserved in the future. Head to the digital ideas board below and share your insights on an interactive map.

Feedback to help inform the draft Riverside Road Reserves RMP will close Monday 25 March 2024.

Join a community drop in session:

All are welcome to drop by for more information or chat to the Parks team about your ideas or feedback.

What: Summerdaze Picnic in the Park
When: Thursday 21 March anytime between 3.00pm-5.00pm
Where: Frankton Beach BBQ area near main carpark off Lake Avenue, Frankton


Got a question?

If you have a question, please submit it on the tool below and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. All questions and answers will be published for everyone to see.

Q&A

Do you have a question about the Riverside Road Reserves Management Plan?  Ask it here and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. 

All questions and answers will be published here for everyone to see.

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    Loz asked 2 months ago

    Hi Loz, thanks for your query. 

    A Reserve Management Plan will set out how Council intends to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection and preservation of these reserves. Any new planting within the reserves will follow QLDC’s Tree Policy 2024 to plant suitable species in appropriate places. 

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    Don Judkins asked 3 months ago

    Hi Don, thanks for your query.

    In regard to the draft RMP consultation, the Riverside Road Reserves are recreation reserves and will be retained as open space for the community to continue to use and enjoy. 

    To address your comments on camping in the district, Queenstown Lakes has always been an extremely popular destination for campers, both domestic and international. Our visitors camp at a variety of different sites, ranging from fully serviced holiday parks to Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites. The CamperMate App provides a directory of all camp sites in the district, including dedicated responsible camping sites.

    For parking, there are 33 parks reserved for Camper Vans in the Boundary Street Car Park, close to Queenstown CBD. 

    For further information about Camping in the Queenstown Lakes please visit https://www.qldc.govt.nz/responsible-camping.

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    Jess Oc asked 3 months ago

    Kia ora Jess, thanks for your query and feedback. 

    Just wanted to let you know that development is not the intent when creating a Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for an area. RMPs exist to enable the land to be enjoyed, managed and used in a way that best meets the needs of the community and those that visit. So, if people think an area is perfect the way it is, we’d encourage them to tell us. 

    This early insights engagement helps QLDC understand the community’s preferences and desired mix of use and protection for these reserves, as well as setting in place policy to guide the day-to-day management of the area. 

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