Have your say on the proposal to revoke the Rodney County Reserves Management System – Scenic and Scientific Reserves Management Plan. Submissions close 2 July 2018.

The Department gives notice under section 40A(4)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 of its intention to to revoke the Rodney County Reserves Management System – Scenic and Scientific Reserves Management Plan 1983.

Download the Plan (PDF 8,505K) Note: this is a low-quality scan. 

The Plan, which pre-dates the Department, was prepared by the former Department of Lands & Survey and covers two scientific and 30 scenic reserves in the former Rodney County Council area, to the north of Auckland. The provisions of the Plan were superseded by a conservation management strategy in late 1995 but due to an administrative oversight the Plan was not formally revoked at that time. The Auckland Conservation Management Strategy 2014 now provides management direction for the reserves covered by the Plan.

The Plan is outdated and reflects the legislation and management approaches of 35 years ago. The Department is proposing to formally revoke the Plan to correct the administrative oversight and remove doubt as to its legal status. 

How to submit

Any person or organisation wishing to object or support the proposed revocation must make a submission in writing. Submissions should be either emailed or posted to: 


Department of Conservation
Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240

Attention: Georgia Rastovich

Objection or submissions must be received no later than 5 pm, Monday 2 July 2018.

There is no set format or form for making an objection or submission but you should include the following information:

  • your name
  • contact details (address, email, phone number)
  • an indication of whether you support or oppose the proposal and the reasons for this
  • an indication as to whether you wish to be heard in support of your objection/submission.

Once submitted, submitters’ information is subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993 and Official Information Act 1982. Submissions may and may be released under the Official Information Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing in your submission.


Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission must request (in that submission) an opportunity to appear at a hearing. If a hearing is required, this is likely to occur in the week of 16 July 2018.


If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Rush:

Phone +64 27 540 3732

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