Working together to develop a Masterplan for the future of Kiwa Road/Meatworks Area
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.
The number of people using the area has grown significantly over the past few years and caused issues including damage to the environment, safety concerns and concern for the protection of wahi tapu and mahinga kai areas.
Council believes steps need to be taken to protect and respect this iconic place as soon as possible.
In 2018 Kaikōura District Council successfully obtained $35,650 of funding to consult and develop a Masterplan for the Kiwa Road area from the government Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF)
Community input is essential for the success of this project and two rounds of consultation are planned. Once a final plan has been developed, Council will work with the community and the government to identify suitable funding and make the plan a reality.
Council is working with the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Rebuild (NCTIR) to make sure the Masterplan accounts for NCTIRs work in the area.
Find out more and have your say
The ideas from key area users have been used to create draft principles and options for how the area should be used in the future.
These principles and options are now being presented to the community for feedback.
You can share your thoughts on these ideas anytime between now and 5pm Monday 1st July.
Path to respecting and reflecting 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
The ideas from area users have been used to create draft principles and options for how the area should be used in the future.
These principles and options are now being presented to the community for feedback. You can share your thoughts on these ideas anytime between now and 5pm Monday 1st July.
A landscape architect will take all the ideas and feedback and create a draft design for what the future of the area could look like. The design will include cost estimates.
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.