The consultation closed on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Since then we have been analysing the feedback we received from many individual and group submissions.
We are currently working on a draft policy document which will accompany the concept plan to be formally incorporated as a Special Management Zone within the Regional Parks Management Plan, 2010.
This will be reported to the Environment and Community Committee in May where we will seek their approval to publicly notify the draft policy document. The draft document will then be open for two months for further submissions.
We will notify you again once the draft document is available.
We would like to adopt the name ‘Taitomo’ for this area. Mana whenua, Te Kawerau a Maki, have agreed that this is an appropriate name for the area.
Thank you for your interest in this important topic and we will continue to keep you informed on the progress of this project.