Improving recreational facilities at Lake Okareka

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Consultation on improving recreational facilities at Lake Okareka has concluded, thanks for having your say.

The Lake Okareka Community Association (LOCA) and Rotorua Lakes Council are working on a project to improve the toileting and boat launching facilities at Acacia Road Lakefront Reserve and improve the toilet facilities at Boyes Beach Reserve.

With the application to the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund being successful we are able confirm the scope of the work programme.

Acacia Road Lakefront Reserve

We have funding for:

  • Resurfacing the existing access to the boat ramp

  • Resurfacing and extending the boat ramp

  • Refurbish and extend the existing jetty to increase capacity and provide some protection for swimming between the jetty and the beach

  • Construct a second jetty on the other side of the boat ramp to improve boat launching and retrieval capacity

In addition to boat ramp improvements, there are further plans to renew toilet block to meet current requirements.

Boyes Beach Recreation Reserve

Relocate and construct a new toilet facilities which includes:

  • More toilet cubicles

  • Shower and change rooms

  • Covered wash up area

Subject to consenting approval, this work will be scheduled for the 2018/19 summer season. All effort will be made to minimise the disruption to the public during this time. Time frames for work around the lake edge is subject to restrictions to minimise wildlife disturbance.

Concept plans for the above works are included in the document library or you can download them below:


Have your say:

Feedback on the project can be provided by completing the survey form below by Friday 12 October 2018.

The Lake Okareka Community Association (LOCA) and Rotorua Lakes Council are working on a project to improve the toileting and boat launching facilities at Acacia Road Lakefront Reserve and improve the toilet facilities at Boyes Beach Reserve.

With the application to the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund being successful we are able confirm the scope of the work programme.

Acacia Road Lakefront Reserve

We have funding for:

  • Resurfacing the existing access to the boat ramp

  • Resurfacing and extending the boat ramp

  • Refurbish and extend the existing jetty to increase capacity and provide some protection for swimming between the jetty and the beach

  • Construct a second jetty on the other side of the boat ramp to improve boat launching and retrieval capacity

In addition to boat ramp improvements, there are further plans to renew toilet block to meet current requirements.

Boyes Beach Recreation Reserve

Relocate and construct a new toilet facilities which includes:

  • More toilet cubicles

  • Shower and change rooms

  • Covered wash up area

Subject to consenting approval, this work will be scheduled for the 2018/19 summer season. All effort will be made to minimise the disruption to the public during this time. Time frames for work around the lake edge is subject to restrictions to minimise wildlife disturbance.

Concept plans for the above works are included in the document library or you can download them below:


Have your say:

Feedback on the project can be provided by completing the survey form below by Friday 12 October 2018.

Feedback form - Lake Okareka facility improvements

Consultation on improving recreational facilities at Lake Okareka has concluded, thanks for having your say.