Waitaki Herald : November 19th 2014
WAITAKI HERALD, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 13 Waitaki Lakes Camping Grounds Camping grounds on the shores of the Waitaki lakes are currently managed by the Waitaki District Council. This is being reviewed and we would like your feedback. The review is proposing to lease out camping grounds to private providers years (with a right of renewal). This will create opportunities to develop the sites while still providing affordable facilities that The outcome of the review is to see that the Waitaki lakes camping areas are managed to protect important natural, cultural and recreational values, whilst providing for opportunities to develop camping facilities that will result in A detailed management plan is available at www.waitaki.govt.nz. This plan sets out the proposal including information on two different types of camping area camping In the plan camping areas can be leased to private individuals or businesses, can be developed and improved but will remain the quintessential Kiwi-style experience. access to boat ramps, toilets and picnic spots. families for many years. It is also proposed that Council will return Conservation to manage. voice their opinion regardless of whether or not they use the camping grounds. This is an important issue and we want to hear from as many people as possible. The consultation period is open for two months, giving people plenty of time to respond. Market on 21 December and special meetings can also be arranged on request. All information relating to the review can be found at www.waitaki.govt.nz, at public libraries throughout the district and at Waitaki lakes camping grounds Day-use areas Continued public access to boat ramps and picnic spots Maintenance of boat ramps by Council Camping areas Camping areas can be improved and developed by up to 25% with the rest of the area remaining the same. Improvements could include: Included in the draft management plan are development guidelines. These include restrictions on: Assessment criteria has also been included (general and values) for future development proposals. All necessary consents and authorisations will be required, this process is as smooth as possible. What you can do supervisors or go to www.waitaki.govt.nz. Want to know more? Market on 21 December 2014 if you would like to talk about this plan. We can also arrange a community meeting if you prefer. Next steps 23 January 2015. If you want to present your submission to Council, hearings will arrange a suitable time). Contact us Email: email@example.com Web: www.waitaki.govt.nz. Growing strong communities.
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