Below is the Auckland Council Media release about the Waitakere Ranges Regional Track Plan consultation.
Auckland Council has worked together with Te Kawerau ā Maki on a proposed track plan for Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.
The track plan outlines which tracks are proposed for future reopening and we are seeking community feedback on these and their prioritisation.
The information gathered through this process will assist with the development of a detailed five-year work programme and higher level longer term plan which will take into account community preference, opportunities to “bundle” track work for operational efficiency and resources.
We know there is significant demand for recreational opportunities in the Waitākere Ranges and community expectation that further tracks will be reopened. In making decisions to reopen tracks the following will be considered: priority on recreating coastal connectivity, providing for multi-day walking opportunities and kauri-safe access to identified iconic destinations, tracks opened once they are of a standard where they protect and support forest health, avoid high value non-symptomatic kauri ecosystems, and provide a range of recreational opportunities that where possible are concentrated to the forest edge.
This consultation is now live and will be running through until the 14th of March 2019.
Please follow this link to the online feedback form to have your say here.
We are also holding a series of public information evenings and drop-in sessions.
Info evening:, Piha, Barnett Hall, 7 Feb 6.30 – 8pm
Info evening: Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 21 Feb 6.30 – 8pm
Drop in session: Huia Community Hall, 23 Feb from 1 – 3pm
Drop in session: Arataki Visitor Centre, 28 Feb 3 – 6pm
Other ways to submit feedback: Email feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org