Lake Domain Management Plan review

​​​​​​​​​The opportunity to provide your feedback on the Draft Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan has closed, the approved Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan (2017) can be found here​.


To view submissions received - Click here​.

Hamilton Lake Domain and Innes Common are of two the city's most popular locations, for both residents and visitors.

Classified as recreation and local purpose (esplanade) reserve under the Reserves Act, the management plan area includes Lake Rotoroa, the domain which surrounds the lake, and Innes Common, which accommodates the Hamilton Yacht Club, sports fields the Gallagher Waikato Hockey Centre.

Other features of Lake Domain include The Verandah Café and two playgrounds, including a new destination playground opened in late 2014. The lake itself is ringed by a path popular with walkers, dog owners, and runners. Water-based activities include sailing, waka ama and radio-controlled boat racing.

Under the Reserves Act, Council has legislative responsibilities for Hamilton Lake Domain, which includes the development and administration of a management plan. The current management plan is due for revision, and it's Council's role to develop a new one in consultation with the community.

This review will ensure the Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan reflects current community aspirations.

Management planning enables Council to identify appropriate uses and activities for reserves and assists with day-to-day management and decision making. It is an opportunity to identify community views and preferences, and to provide for them.

It's a lengthy process, but an important one and it will include two chances for residents and stakeholders to provide comment on the plan we develop.

In May 2015, Parks and Open Spaces conducted consultation with the community on ideas to inform the preparation of an updated Management Plan for Hamilton Lake Domain. This was done via an online portal, and through a drop-in session held at the Hamilton Yacht Club.
We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to provide comments. Your contributions are appreciated.
A total of 58 submissions were received. A copy of the submissions can be viewed here (PDF, 5.5MB), with a summary report of the key themes also available​ (MS Word, 30KB). The comments in those submissions will inform the preparation of the draft Management Plan, which will be presented to Council prior to the draft Management Plan being made available to the public for another opportunity for community input and feedback.​​​

Additionally you can view or download additional information about the Review​​​ (PDF, 11MB)

Page reviewed: 12 Apr 2017 1:00pm