Conservation and Landscape Reserves Management Plan

Adopted December 2009

In December 2009, a Reserve Management Plan was adopted by Council for 14 conservation and landscape reserves within the Nelson area. Collectively these reserves contain important habitats for native plants and animals and provide for a range of informal recreational opportunities such as walking, running and mountain biking.  

They also importantly protect Nelson's water supply catchments, form part of the scenic backdrop to Nelson city, contain commercial forestry plantings and contribute to the diversity and beauty of the Nelson area. The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, a project to develop a pest-free wildlife sanctuary, is a significant activity occurring in the Brook Conservation Reserve covered by this Plan.

 Under the Reserves Act 1977, Council is required to prepare reserve management plans for many of its reserves. Generally speaking these plans are to provide for the use, enjoyment, protection and preservation of reserves and depending on resources available, their development.

 The Plan sets out the vision, objectives and policies which will guide the future management and use of these reserves.

Reserves covered by the Plan include:

Conservation Reserves
  • Roding Water Reserve
  • Maitai  Water Reserve (including Venner Reserve) 
  • Brook Conservation Reserve
  • Marsden Valley Reserve
  • Titoki Reserve
  • Pukatea Reserve
Landscape Reserves
  • Grampians Reserve
  • Tantragee Reserve
  • Atmore Reserve
  • Sir Stanley Whitehead Park
  • Botanical Hill
  • Pipers Park
  • Bolwell Reserve
  • Highview Reserve

Download the Plan

Download the Conservation and Landscape Reserves Management Plan. (3.8MB PDF)


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