Planning for the future of Mackenzie District’s parks, trails, facilities and amenities

The Mackenzie District has many local parks, reserves, trails and open spaces for locals and visitors to enjoy.

They play a big part in what makes the area a great place to live and visit.

People can either bike or walk along a number of trails, get a team together to play sport at the local sports fields, enjoy a picnic at several reserves or take the kids along to the playground.

We know there are a number of underdeveloped recreation spaces and that many of our trails have developed organically over time. Some of these trails are also not

The Mackenzie District has many local parks, reserves, trails and open spaces for locals and visitors to enjoy.

They play a big part in what makes the area a great place to live and visit.

People can either bike or walk along a number of trails, get a team together to play sport at the local sports fields, enjoy a picnic at several reserves or take the kids along to the playground.

We know there are a number of underdeveloped recreation spaces and that many of our trails have developed organically over time. Some of these trails are also not well-known or well sign posted. We also know that providing more connections, seating, shade or facilities like water fountains, furniture and toilets could make these spaces in even better.

If we improve our parks, trails, playgrounds and public toilets, locals and visitors would want to use these places more often.

That’s why we’re developing the Mackenzie District Parks, Trails, Facilities and Amenities Strategies and we need your help.

About the project

By developing these strategies, we’ll set out what we’ll do with our parks, reserves, trails, open spaces and facilities in the Mackenzie District, including those communities outside of the main townships, over the next 10 to 20 years.

It’ll provide an action plan for what we’ll focus on, what the priorities are and when we deliver each of the projects, making sure funding is allocated in the right places, at the right time. This also means developing a programme of work which will guide investment through the Long Term Plan, annual budgets and the Land Development Fund.

By creating a strategy, we’ll be able to:

  1. Understand how we meet the needs of the people who use the parks, trails and facilities now and how we can meet the needs of locals and visitors who’ll use them in the future
  2. Understand how we’ll be able to fund, manage and operate our parks, trails and facilities
  3. Make sure funding is made available in the right areas and at the right time

That’s why we want you to have your say.

Get involved and have your say

Over the next few weeks, we want to hear your feedback and insights into how you and the people in your community currently use the existing parks, trails, playgrounds and public toilets in the Mackenzie District, what you like about them, and what you think is missing.

We’ll use your feedback to consider where future investment should be directed.

There’s two ways you can have your say:

  • Fill out the short survey below.
  • Leave your feedback on our interactive map (see below).

Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021. Thank you for taking the time to help us deliver better outcomes for our community.

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    We want to hear about your experience using the existing parks, trails, toilets and playgrounds. We want to know about what you like, what you don’t like and what you think is missing.  

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