Belmont Regional Park Grazing Licence

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Green hills and skyline showing grazing land.

We're granting a temporary extension to the grazing license to the current licensee in the West Belmont – Waitangirua area of the Belmont Regional Park. The area covers 110ha, as shown on the maps on the right, and the license will run until 31 March 2022.

We acknowledge that this appears to be out of step with our intentions in the draft Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-30 (PNP) to move away from grazing. The plan process needs to be completed and subsequent master planning undertaken for the park. This will determine the final look and feel of the park while incorporating aspects such as managing risks, additional development and restoration options and locations.

The granting of this license is an interim solution to control weeds fire risk until the longer term planning processes, and transmission gulley, are completed.

The licence extension is to be granted pursuant to Section 74 (2) of the Reserves Act 1977.

We intend to offer the licence to the current licensee on the same terms and conditions as contained in the current licence. A copy of this is available on request. Following this feedback gathering process, and to ensure that we comply with the new PNP, we may make some amendments to the licence.

Please fill out the ideas / submission form below to make your submission. If you have any questions please let us know on the questions tab below.

You may also provide your submission in writing to:

The Manager Parks

Greater Wellington Regional Council

PO Box 11-646

Wellington 6142


All submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021 and must contain:

Your name, address and contact phone number.

Your submission statement including the reasons for your submission.

A statement as to whether you wish to appear in person to support your submission.

We're granting a temporary extension to the grazing license to the current licensee in the West Belmont – Waitangirua area of the Belmont Regional Park. The area covers 110ha, as shown on the maps on the right, and the license will run until 31 March 2022.

We acknowledge that this appears to be out of step with our intentions in the draft Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-30 (PNP) to move away from grazing. The plan process needs to be completed and subsequent master planning undertaken for the park. This will determine the final look and feel of the park while incorporating aspects such as managing risks, additional development and restoration options and locations.

The granting of this license is an interim solution to control weeds fire risk until the longer term planning processes, and transmission gulley, are completed.

The licence extension is to be granted pursuant to Section 74 (2) of the Reserves Act 1977.

We intend to offer the licence to the current licensee on the same terms and conditions as contained in the current licence. A copy of this is available on request. Following this feedback gathering process, and to ensure that we comply with the new PNP, we may make some amendments to the licence.

Please fill out the ideas / submission form below to make your submission. If you have any questions please let us know on the questions tab below.

You may also provide your submission in writing to:

The Manager Parks

Greater Wellington Regional Council

PO Box 11-646

Wellington 6142


All submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021 and must contain:

Your name, address and contact phone number.

Your submission statement including the reasons for your submission.

A statement as to whether you wish to appear in person to support your submission.

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Let us know if you have any questions.