Future Process Structural Sample

Current Consultancy Sample

Where to Next:


•Consult with public and seek feedback
•PCG to meet and discuss formal entity preferences and structure
•Sporting codes and public feedback reviewed
•Final draft concept plan confirmed
•Break down concept plan into stages of development
•Seek written club and public support for draft concept plan
•Submit request to LTP for funding
•Formal entity setup to maintain project and development management


The Draft Concept Plan:


CLICK HERE to view the draft concept plan.


Current Consultation:


The best way to engage in the current community consultation is to take the online survey, which should take about 3 minutes to complete.  Please ensure you have read the above and viewed the draft plan BEFORE completing the survey.  You can also email inquiries, suggestions, or concerns to sports@hikurangi.co.nz


CLICK HERE for online survey  

Hikurangi Sports Hub Draft Concept

The Hikurangi Sports Hub Project Control Group has been working to develop a sports hub concept plan and it is now ready to present to the public for community feedback.  Please read the below information, view the draft concept plan, and follow the link to the survey to submit your feedback if you have not already done so via one other the other feedback options.



•2020  -  Sport Northland engages with Hikurangi Community around future needs for sporting in the district
•2020  -  Community Consultation held
•2021  -  Informal group created from members of local interested sporting clubs, meeting monthly
•2021  -  Concept agreed to look into Sports Hub model
•2021  -  All local sporting codes contacted to engage in discussions
•2022  -  Inquiries with council to prospect of funding/management of creating sports hub at Hikurangi sports grounds
•2022  -  WDC funds needs analysis – Hikurangi Sports Hub Project July 2022
•2022  -  Project Control Group (PCG) confirms interest in progressing to next stage of inquiry
•2022  -  WDC funds feasibility study
•2023  -  WDC funds consultant to prepare Concept Plan
•2023  -  Concept plan received by PCG
•2023  -  Community consultation


Outcomes from Needs Analysis

 •Needs identified to provide sports outside of current sports offered in Hikurangi, including (but not limited to) boxing, archery, bmx/cycling/mountain biking tracks, basketball, etc
•A multi-sport hub (building) potentially catering for a variety of indoor and outdoor sports (45 sports identified)
•Four quality playing fields – two fields floodlit.
•A covered bowling green to support local and sub-regional play.
•A floodlit, all weather dressage arena and jumps connected with park amenities.
•Four softball diamonds with backstops and dugouts – one skin or artificial infield.
•A 70-metre target archery range.
•Upgraded gender neutral changing rooms and toilets.
•Indoor sports centre for future development.
•Multi-court sports connected to the park with an adjacent half court for basketball, for informal, active recreation.
•A pump track/park providing opportunities for informal, active recreation.
•A destination playground bringing families together and providing play opportunities.
•Walking tracks around the park perimeter and connect the park with the river and town centre (George and King Streets).
•Seating, water fountains, toilets, shade and storage within the park


 Structure Options Considered

•Option 1  -  Demolition or removal of bowling club and rugby clubs and get newly built facility.

•Option 2  -  repurpose rugby club and bowling clubs (possibly relocate), renovate, and reuse as shared structure to cater to all clubs/codes.

•Option 3  -   leave rugby club and bowling club where they are, renovate and upgrade, and build new build elsewhere on the grounds (possibly between the two club rooms).

NOTE:  In 2023 the PCG has discussed all options and agreed with WDC to pursue Option 1.


 Stages of Process







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