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Tairawhiti Community Facilities Strategy

The Tairawhiti Community Facilities Strategy is an integrated body of work that outlines the development of a cost-effective and sustainable network of fit-for-purpose community facilities in Tairawhiti over the next 20+ years. The Strategy provides an overarching Strategic Framework to guide decisions on facilities of all types at all levels.

Tairawhiti Community Facilities Strategic Framework

Community facilities are important. They contribute to building strong, healthy and vibrant communities. A liveable district needs a network of community facilities that are co-located in hubs and clusters with other social, retail and transport infrastructure, providing opportunities for integration of community activities and associated services.

The Tairawhiti Community Facilities Strategy is an integrated body of work that outlines the development of a cost-effective and  sustainable network of fit-for-purpose community facilities in Tairawhiti over the next 20+ years. It has been prepared in response to several factors challenging the Tairawhiti region.

Tairawhiti Parks and Open Spaces Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to enable holistic and innovative thinking around affordable and effective future provision of parks and  open spaces within the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region.

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The Plan provides the strategic direction for parks and open spaces in the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region for the next 20+ years. It is a tool to assist decisions on planning, funding, managing and operating parks and open spaces. This Plan does not replace the need for more detailed site specific research and analysis during project development.

For the purposes of this Plan, the term ‘parks and open space facilities’ means Council-owned parks and open spaces only. It focuses on land assets, wharves and other built assets such as paths, car parks and boat ramps. It does not include sports parks, art in public places and playgrounds as these are covered in other plans within the Community Facilities Strategy.

Some parks and open spaces are owned by other agencies such as the Department of Conservation, Maori entities, schools and private individuals, companies or trusts. They are considered to the extent that they provide opportunities for collaboration and  partnership on the parks and open spaces network. The Gisborne CBD and town centres are also excluded as they are dealt with in Council’s Urban Development Strategy and Township Plans programme. However, where relevant links will be made with these work
programmes to ensure consistency of approach and joined-up thinking.

Tairawhiti Play Spaces Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to enable holistic and innovative thinking around affordable and effective future provision of play spaces within the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region.

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The Plan provides the strategic direction for play spaces in the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region for the next 20+ years. It is a tool to assist decisions on planning, funding, managing and operating play spaces. This Plan does not replace the need for more detailed site-specific research and analysis during project development.

Tairawhiti Sports Facilities Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to enable holistic and innovative thinking around affordable and effective future provision of sports facilities in the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region.

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The Plan provides the strategic direction for sports facilities in the Tairawhiti region for the next 20+ years. It is a tool to assist decisions on Planning, funding, managing and operating sports facilities. This Plan does not replace the need for more detailed site-specific research and analysis during project development.

The focus of this Plan is on the provision of facilities for local sport. It focuses on sport taking place through clubs and events (including talent development). This Plan covers indoor sports courts, outdoor sports courts, outdoor sports fields and specialised facilities. Further, the Plan considers where supporting facilities fit into the network of facilities, however these are considered to a less extent due to the number of them.

The Plan does not include passive recreation such as gardening or elite (international) competition. A number of activities and facilities related to sports are not covered in this Plan. Cycle and walkways are covered under Council’s Urban Development Strategy. Boat ramps, dive-bombing platforms, surfing amenities and other facilities that engender informal use of our public outdoor areas are also not covered specifically. Instead there are opportunities to activate these types of facilities as part of the hub and destination spaces includes in the Parks and Open Spaces Plan.

This Plan acknowledges and builds on the Gisborne Sporting Infrastructure Investment Strategy 2012 and the Gisborne District Council Sports Park Management Plan 2014.

Tairawhiti Aquatic Facilities Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to enable holistic and innovative thinking around affordable and effective future provision of aquatic facilities within the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region.

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The plan provides the strategic direction for aquatic facilities in the Tairawhiti region for the next 20+ years. It is a tool to assist decisions on planning, funding, managing and operating aquatic facilities. This Plan does not replace the need for more detailed site-specific research and analysis during project development.

For the purposes of this Plan, the term ‘aquatic facilities’ means public swimming pools and aquatic centres that have been constructed for the purpose of swimming. It is acknowledged that rivers and beaches play a fundamental role in the overall network in providing opportunities for swimming activities. However, this Plan does not include facilities related to natural water bodies such as rives and coastal waters. Activities and facilities such as dive-bombing platforms, lifeguards at beach and inflatable water parks are considered in Parks and Open Spaces Plan.

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