Rotorua Honey Bee Club - Reserve Lease Application

Council has been approached by the Rotorua Honey Bee Club requesting the granting of a lease over part of the reserve at the end of the Kingsley Drive to allow for the honey bee club to carry out club activities.

Rotorua Lakes Council manages the reserve at the end of the Kingsley Drive. This reserve is commonly referred to by Council as Kingsley Drive Reserve – End Reserve.

The club itself is a young club having only been formed about five years ago with the purpose “to promote local support, knowledge and education for responsible beekeeping practices”.

The club is proposing to construct a small shed and to locate a small number of hives on site. These would be used as educational tools for club activities and public open days. The lease area itself is proposed to be no more than 100m2 within the reserve.

The term of the lease being sought from Council is for a period of 10 years.

The proposed activity is in keeping with the existing reserve classification of Recreation Reserve, however a lease is not contemplated within the reserve management plan and public consultation is required prior to the lease being granted.

What we need from you...

  • Fill in a submission form
  • Tell us if you do/don't support the club leasing a part of the reserve
  • Give us your feedback on the proposal


Council has been approached by the Rotorua Honey Bee Club requesting the granting of a lease over part of the reserve at the end of the Kingsley Drive to allow for the honey bee club to carry out club activities.

Rotorua Lakes Council manages the reserve at the end of the Kingsley Drive. This reserve is commonly referred to by Council as Kingsley Drive Reserve – End Reserve.

The club itself is a young club having only been formed about five years ago with the purpose “to promote local support, knowledge and education for responsible beekeeping practices”.

The club is proposing to construct a small shed and to locate a small number of hives on site. These would be used as educational tools for club activities and public open days. The lease area itself is proposed to be no more than 100m2 within the reserve.

The term of the lease being sought from Council is for a period of 10 years.

The proposed activity is in keeping with the existing reserve classification of Recreation Reserve, however a lease is not contemplated within the reserve management plan and public consultation is required prior to the lease being granted.

What we need from you...

  • Fill in a submission form
  • Tell us if you do/don't support the club leasing a part of the reserve
  • Give us your feedback on the proposal


  • CLOSED: The submission period has now closed. Stay tuned to this page for further updates.

    Make a submission on the proposed granting of lease within the Kingsley Drive Reserve - End Reserve.

    All submissions will be acknowledged.

    The submission period runs from 14 August 2017 to 8 September 2017.

    Make a submission on the proposed granting of lease within the Kingsley Drive Reserve - End Reserve.

    All submissions will be acknowledged.

    The submission period runs from 14 August 2017 to 8 September 2017.

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