Rotorua Cemetery Reserve - Change of Reserve Classification

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The feedback period for this consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

All comments will now be considered and a report will be provided to Elected Members for their final decision.

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Rotorua Lakes Council is proposing to change the reserve classification of part of the Rotorua Cemetery Reserve. The reason for the proposed change of classification is to appropriately recognise the original gifting of the reserve by the people of Ngāti Whakaue for cemetery purposes and to ensure it can be adequately used for this purpose.

Council is now seeking public feedback on the proposal to change the reserve classification of part of Rotorua Cemetery Reserve. Please provide your feedback using the form below.

The feedback period for this consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

All comments will now be considered and a report will be provided to Elected Members for their final decision.

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Rotorua Lakes Council is proposing to change the reserve classification of part of the Rotorua Cemetery Reserve. The reason for the proposed change of classification is to appropriately recognise the original gifting of the reserve by the people of Ngāti Whakaue for cemetery purposes and to ensure it can be adequately used for this purpose.

Council is now seeking public feedback on the proposal to change the reserve classification of part of Rotorua Cemetery Reserve. Please provide your feedback using the form below.

  • Background Info

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    The Rotorua Cemetery Reserve, located on the corner of Te Ngae Road and Sala Street, was originally gifted to the Crown by the people of Ngāti Whakaue for cemetery purposes.

    In 1995 the classification of part of the Cemetery Reserve was changed from Local Purpose (Cemetery) Reserve to Recreation Reserve following a public notification, submission and hearing process. The purpose for the change in reserve classification was to enable a lease to be granted for a short hole golf activity. The lease for the short hole golf activity ended in 2020.

    Council would like to use the site previously occupied by the short hole golf activity for memorial and cemetery purposes including memorial gardens and additional sites for ash interments.

    The change in reserve classification is required to enable the use of the reserve for this purpose and would also appropriately recognise the purpose for which the reserve was originally gifted by the people of Ngāti Whakaue.


  • Reserves Act Info

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    The Reserves Act 1977 is the main piece of legislation that governs the administration of public reserves. Under the Reserves Act Council is a reserve administering body and is responsible for managing the reserves under its control. This includes ensuring the classification of each reserve is consistent with the purpose of that reserve.

    Under Section 24 of the Reserves Act, Council is required to publicly notify the proposed change of reserve classification and allow persons claiming to be affected by the proposal an opportunity to make submissions in writing. Council is then required to consider all submissions as soon as practicable. If, having considered the submissions, Council choose to proceed with the proposal, the change of classification will be notified in the NZ Gazette.

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