16 October 2006
Planning for the future of Belmont Regional Park
Greater Wellington is calling for ideas and suggestions from the public as it kicks off a review of Belmont Regional
Park’s management plan.
“I hope people will take the opportunity to make this wonderful park – with its spectacular views and open spaces – even
better,” says Greater Wellington Landcare Committee Chair Cr Chris Laidlaw.
“The community has already done a great job by working with Greater Wellington to persuade the government to join in the
purchase of Waitangirua Farm from Landcorp.
“Thanks to their efforts, the farm is now part of the park and we now need to look at ways of maximising the public
value of that additional land.”
The review of Belmont Regional Park’s management plan began in 2003 but was suspended while management arrangements for
sections of the park were settled between Greater Wellington, Hutt City Council, Department of Conservation, and
“We’re starting the review from the beginning because the park has changed since 2003. Now that Waitangirua Farm and
several other blocks of land in the area are under Greater Wellington’s management and control, we can plan the future
of the park rather more coherently than before,” says Cr Laidlaw.
Greater Wellington will hold a public meeting on the review in November. The meeting will be advertised in local
Following the current consultation, Greater Wellington will develop a draft management plan for further consultation and
The submission period runs until Friday 1 December. See www.gw.govt.nzfor information and a submission form or phone
Greater Wellington on 04 381 7784.