Lake Ruataniwha Reserve Management Plan

Xyst was commissioned by the Mackenzie District Council to develop a Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for the Lake Ruataniwha Reserve, in accordance to the Reserves Act 1977.

In the initial phase, Xyst conducted in-depth research into the land’s status and historical background. Critically, key stakeholders were then notified about the intention to formulate the management plan. Xyst then sought input from key groups, including the community, local iwi, rūnanga, Sport Twizel, South Island Rowing, and various other stakeholders. The collated feedback was then incorporated into the draft RMP, which was subsequently presented to the public for consultation.

Following the consultation period, Xyst processed submissions and facilitated a hearing for those wanting to express their views. The finalised RMP was then produced and submitted for the Council to adopt.

As part of this process, Xyst produced a Concept Landscape Development Plan to guide the long term development of the park, in line with the objectives of the RMP.

Project Benefit

Preparation of a Reserve Management Plan and concept landscape development plan for Lake Ruataniwha Reserve in Twizel.
Client organisation
Mackenzie District Council
Open Space Planning
Reserve management plan
Concept plans