The original 2010 proposed map is our Appendix 2, and as you will note, we have removed the go karts, speedway, rifle range, and pistol range from the 2021 proposal.
Appendix 3 is the 2012 Noise feasibility study which was based of speedway and go kart noise to direct nearby residents. With these sports now being removed from the 2021 proposal it makes this feasibility study a little less valid, however it is still available for public viewing.
To view Appendix 3 Click Here
Appendix 4 is the 2011 Ecology Feasibilty study which looks at all the different types of animal and plant life that would be effected on the property if the development was to go ahead. Some of this would still be relevant today so worth a look.
To view Appendix 4 Click Here
UPDATE JUNE 2021
HBA has recently held two public meetings within Hikurangi to seek feedback on the Gomez Park proposal that has been presented. Our first meeting was for the residents of Gomez Road and immediately surrounding roads. There were 23 in attendance and lots of valuable feedback was received. Our second meeting was for members of the public who were interested in the project, and 14 people were in attendance, of which 8 were residents of Gomez Road or immediately surrounding roads. Feedback has now been collated and alongside the feedback from the surveys being issued this month, will be used to edit the proposal before going out for a second round of community discussion.
The Gomez Road residents survey will be available on Monday 21st June, closing Saturday 31st July at 9pm. ONLY people that reside on Gomez Road, Longs Road, Toia Way, or between 85 to 335 Marua Road are requested to complete this survey.
The public survey will be available on Monday 28th June closing Saturday 31st July at 9pm. Anyone interested in this project regardless of location, are requested to complete this survey. You may complete this survey if you are also a Gomez Road resident and completed the resident survey above.
Links to the surveys will be posted below as they are available:
Gomez Residents Survey CLICK HERE
Public Survey CLICK HERE
A meeting for interested sports clubs and community groups will be held on Thursday 8th July at 6.30pm in the Hikurangi Hall. If you are a part of a community group or sports club who are interested in the fundraising or sporting opportunities available in this project then please come along and have your say. This will be an open forum discussion with a brief presentation of the proposal at the start.
Please keep an eye on this web page for all updated information.
Gomez Park Proposal 2021
In 2010 an idea was presented to HBA by WDC to use a significant sized piece of land located on Gomez Road as a Motorsport and Outdoor Recreation Park. The Park was never approved by the community but has remained on the HBA agenda for the last 10 years as a project worth revising, adapting, and readdressing. In 2021 the HBA has begun to work on a new proposal that is in it's very early stages. To date a proposal has been drafted which is to be presented to the local community, interested community groups, possible sports facilitators, and then on to WDC for further consideration and consultation.
Attached below is the draft proposal for public viewing. The plan set out for the proposal process is as follows:
- Draft to go directly to affected residential properties and be issued for public display = April 2021
- Meeting for affected residents to attend = 20 May 2021
- Meeting for wider public = 3 June 2021
- Survey to be issued to community = 7 June 2021
To view the draft plan, click here.
Below is an overview of the appendices within the proposal:
The property in discussion is a 186ha piece of council owned land currently not in use. The proposal is to use a portion of it, as outlined below, for a variety of recreational sports. Use the colour code below to understand the map:
- pink lines = border of the property
- orange lines = proposed area for archery course and target shooting
- blue lines = proposed area for multi-purpose track including horse treks, trail rides, mountain biking, and 4wd's
- purple lines = proposed area for walking/running tracks
- green lines = proposed car park and access points from Gomez Road