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Updated: Monday 6 August 2018
Thanks to everyone who has given feedback on the Omokoroa Domain and Esplanade concept plan. The online survey has now closed.
The next step is to assess the feedback and prepare a revised concept plan for elected members to consider. Watch this space for further information and for an updated plan.
Updated: Tuesday 24 July 2018
An alternative plan has been prepared as an option if the shared accessway through the Domain is not favoured by the community. This plan has not been fully developed at this stage - but gives an idea for a possible different design.
Updated: Thursday 19 July 2018
Based on feedback from Domain stakeholders, Tangata Whenua and a hui with Matakana Island residents, a more detailed concept plan has been drawn up. We're asking for feedback on this plan through the Public Open Day at the Omokoroa Boat Club on Saturday 21st July.
The survey sets out the design ideas and you can tick what you like, don't like, or unsure about. There's also space to add your own ideas or comments. It's a good idea to study the concept plan while doing the survey to understand what the design ideas are.
Updated: Tuesday 3 July 2018
Western Bay residents are invited to input into planned upgrades for the Omokoroa Domain.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council are looking at upgrades which aim to balance retaining the lovely character of the Omokoroa Domain and foreshore while making sure the area caters for growth and multiple uses.
Domain users are invited to have their say at an open day at the Omokoroa Boat Club on Saturday 21 July between 10.30am – 1.30pm.
Updated: Monday 18 June 2018
We want to develop the domain and esplanade in a way that protects the environment whilst providing for all the recreation and commercial activities that happen there. So we’re preparing a plan for the domain and esplanade area, incorporating both short term solutions and a longer term vision for its development.
We carried out user surveys and are currently monitoring traffic flows and use from the cameras installed in the area. You can read this feedback here (PDF, 1MB). Public open days will be held in July.
Tangata Whenua seek to have their identity and culture recognised and included through design elements, to maintain their relationship with their ancestral land and waters, and to tell their stories. An example is in the design of the proposed anchor stone to be installed near the boat club. The Hapū of the area are Pirirakau, and Ngati Taka.
On 30 May 2018 we held a workshop on with people representing users groups and residents. We presented some initial design ideas, and the workshop gave feedback on those. The ideas presented, and the feedback from the workshop, is set out below.
We'll be holding a public open day in July to seek wider community feedback on what people like, don't like and possible solutions. We'll present the initial design ideas and solutions from the workshop in a draft concept plan.
were concerned about…
came up with some solutions…
Road / Boulevard for shared vehicle / pedestrian use (one way)
to facilities, new playground, proposed walkways