Draft Pukenamu/Queen's Park Reserve Management Plan

​​A Draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared for Pukenamu/Queen's Park, taking into account initial community and stakeholder input. 

The plan will guide the management of the reserve for the next 10 years.  To read the draft plan and view the development map, here are the following links:

A summary sheet of the plan's key objectives and policies is also available:

Change of Purpose of Pukenamu/Queen's Park Reserve

The Council is proposing to change the classification of Pukenamu/Queen's Park from 'local purpose (site of municipal buildings)' to 'local purpose (culture and heritage)' so it more closely reflects the use of the reserve. 

The term 'municipal buildings' is considered outdated and there are a number of buildings in the reserve that do not fit that classification.  The change will legitimise the uses in the reserve and is seen as appropriate given the cultural and heritage significance of the site.  The change will still allow further development in the reserve provided it is consistent with the purpose.

Inclusion of Maori Name in Park Title

The Council is seeking feedback on inclusion of the Maori name, Pukenamu, in the park's title.  Including the Maori name is seen as a way to acknowledge the cultural history of the site. Pukenamu was the name originally given to the reserve by local Maori. 

Have Your Say

We are now inviting written objections or suggestions on the Draft Management Plan, objections to the Proposed Change of Purpose, and feedback on the inclusion of the Maori name in the park's title.  You can do this online:

Submis​​​sion Form

Copies of the Draft Pukenamu/Queens Park Reserve Management Plan can be viewed at the libraries and at the Whanganui District Council Municipal Building, 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui.

Submissions close at 5.00pm, on Friday, 25 May 2018.

If you have any questions please contact Carolyn McIntyre, Policy Planner 349 3071 or email carolyn.mcintyre@whanganui.govt.nz


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