Developing a Masterplan for the future of Kiwa Road/Meatworks
Kaikōura’s beaches, surf and coastal environment are some of our District’s most valued areas. The Kiwa road area is seen by many users including those who whakapapa to the area as an iconic Kaikōura treasure with cultural significance.
Located just north of Kaikōura, the area provides access to the Meatworks and Mangamaunu surf areas and is used by locals and visitors of all ages. Meatworks is 1 of 16 surf breaks of national significance and is also the venue of the Cold Water Classic annual surfing competition. The area also includes Mangamaunu urupa and mahinga kai areas.
Developing a plan to protect an iconic Kaikōura treasure
Since receiving the TIF funding, Council has gathered initial ideas from key area users, residents and iwi members about how the area should and shouldn’t be used and what the current issues are. These ideas and suggestions have been used to create a draft principles and options for how the area should be used in the future.
Council staff gathered ideas on the problems the area is facing, how the area should and shouldn’t be used and the values any changes should be based on from area users including;
- the Responsible Camping Working Group,
- Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura
- Mangamaunu Marae
- Environment Canterbury
- Department of Conservation
- Kaikōura holiday park
- Kiwa road residents
- Kaikōura board riders association
- Kaikōura Youth Council
- Surfbreak Protection Society
Draft principles and options were presented to the community as a starting point in a conversation about how to protect and enhance the area. Consultation was undertaken between 17 June and 1 July.
A landscape architect takes all ideas and feedback and creates a draft Masterplan for the future of the area. This will be submitted to MBIE,
Once the draft Masterplan is complete, the community has another chance to have their say through consultation in late 2019.
The landscape architect will take all ideas and feedback and draft a Masterplan that will include:
- Final options, costs and recommendations
- Next steps for the project including ideas for how to secure funding
The Masterplan will be prepared and presented to Council.
The Masterplan is submitted to MBIE. Council works with the community and the government to identify suitable funding and make the plan a reality.
If there is support for the plan, Council will apply for funding the work in the next round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.