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Tauranga City Plan

13A Purpose of the Open Space Zones

Updated 9 September 2017

This Chapter is concerned with the integrated management of resources as they relate to Open Space Zones used for recreation, amenity, conservation (including ecological) heritage and landscape purposes by either the local or City-wide community, whether or not the land is publicly owned and/or classified under the Reserves Act 1977.

The City has a wide range of open spaces to meet the needs of the community. These open spaces, while providing for a wide range of recreational activities, also provide significant amenity to the City or provide protection of cultural and heritage features.

Types of open space include:

  1. Those primarily used for passive recreation, for example playing and walking;
  2. Those primarily used for active recreation, for example organised sport and events;
  3. Those where the primary function is the conservation of natural, ecological, heritage and landscapes features;
  4. Those primarily used for specific activities, for example camping grounds, and uses and developments associated with marinas and water access.

The different ways that open space can be used needs to be recognised in the Plan. This can be achieved through 4 Plan Zones applied to open space purposes that reflect the type of activities provided for.

The Zones are:

  1. Passive Open Space Zone;
  2. Active Open Space Zone;
  3. Active Open Space Zone (Major);
  4. Conservation Zone.

Council has a number of Reserve Management Plans to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection and preservation of reserves classified under the Reserves Act 1977. Reserve Management Plans are developed using a consultative process and guide development on reserves. This Chapter recognises and provides for these Reserve Management Plans.

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