Ohoka Domain Revamp Proposal

Following recent community consultation, a Draft Master Plan has been created for the Ohoka Domain. Council is now seeking feedback on the proposed design, ensuring the changes meet the needs of park users and the community.

Stall holders in winter at the Ohoka Domain Farmers MarketThe Domain is a hub for the community and has been a popular spot for picnickers and park goers for many years. Its home to the hugely successful Ohoka Farmers Market where throngs of people descend each Friday. It’s now come time for improvements to be made to cater for its diverse range of activities.

Council staff developed a Draft Master Plan following wide-ranging feedback from park users during the initial consultation in June. Staff used this feedback to create a proposal that caters for the needs of the community and the wishes of those who told us what they thought.

The plan includes a number of new elements:

  • 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

You can have your say until 5pm on Tuesday 21 November. Once feedback has been reviewed, the plan will be presented to the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board before it goes to Council for consideration of funding allocation from the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

Staff will be available to talk through the proposal at two drop in sessions:

Ohoka Farmers Market – Friday 10 November, 9am-12.30pm

Ohoka Domain Hall – Monday 20 November, 5.30-6.30pm

To find out more and have your say – waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk