Let's Talk About Ohoka Domain

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Ohoka Domain has been a great asset for a number of years and is now due to be upgraded. Following recent community consultation, a concept plan has been created for the domain. We now want your feedback on the proposed design.

We will be at the Ohoka Farmers Market in the domain on Friday 10 November between 9am and 12.30pm and also at the Ohoka Domain Hall on Monday 20 November from 5.30-6.30pm. We would love to see you and hear what you think about the Draft Master Plan.

 What's Important To Us?

There are many different users of the Ohoka Domain. These range from the Ohoka Farmers Market to locals and people from the public enjoying the domain, picnicking or playing in the playground. Because of this diversity, it is important that we hear from a wide range of users about how they would like to see the domain developed.

The Ohoka community and users of Ohoka Domain provided a wide range of feedback during the initial consultation and council staff have used this feedback to create a Draft Master Plan for the Ohoka Domain. Staff have worked hard to create a plan which caters for the needs of the community and the wishes of those who provided feedback. We now want your feedback on this plan and the changes proposed to the domain.
The Ohoka Domain Draft Master Plan includes a number of new elements such as:

  • Ground stabilisation matting along Mill Road verges
  • An extension to the playground including more swings, a slide and a climbing structure.
  • A new pedestrian entrance
  • A gazebo with a BBQ and BBQ table
  • A notice board
  • Riparian planting along drain edges
  • Horse paddock developed as linkage between Ohoka Bush and Ohoka Domain
  • A vehicle entrance – Whites Road
  • A linking path from vehicle entrance to domain carpark
  • Extension of Ohoka Bush planting.

Also included in the plan is a location for the relocation and renovation of the Ohoka Gatekeepers Lodge. This is a heritage building in Ohoka which members of the community would like to relocate onto the domain and renovate to a useable state. Once complete and safe for public use, the group will determine what the building can be used for however it is likely that its use will reflect the history of the Ohoka area. The majority of this project is to be funded externally through grants and donations, but is reliant on using an area of land within the reserve. There may be some associated landscaping required around it which would be done as part of this development.

What Happens Next?

The information collected will be collated and reviewed then used to drive any changes that need to be made to the plan. It will then be presented to the Oxford Ohoka Community Board for support before it goes before Council for consideration of funding allocation from the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

It is important to be aware that no funding is currently allocated to this project and any council funded development is reliant on funding being allocated when this project is assessed alongside other projects as part of the 2018 -2028 Long Term Plan process.

Please note also that this process is focusing on the whole domain, however the existing pavilion is not included as work has already been undertaken to distinguish the scope of work that needs to be done to this building.

Can't Make It?

If you can’t make it to see us in person, your ideas are still important to us. Submit your feedback online or write your ideas in the comments section on the back of this page and post it back (Free Post). You can also email your ideas to records@wmk.govt.nz.

Make sure you tell us what you think by 5pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Where? 

The drop in sessions are being held at the Ohoka Domain and at the Ohoka Domain Hall on Mill Road, 493 Mill Road, Ohoka.

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