Carterton District Council hereby gives public notice under sections 24(2)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 that it intends to consider a proposal to partially revoke the reserve status of the property situated in Belvedere Carterton, being Lot 1 DP89362 and Pt Sec 173 Taratahi Plain Blk X.


The recreation reserve was vested in Council in 1999 by Ms Dulcie Routhan and is currently known as Sparks Park.

Council has received a letter from Molesworth Home Limited who has recently purchased land located on the corner of Belvedere Road and Connolly’s Line and is looking to develop part of the property for residential purposes.  The development plans require a small portion of the park to be incorporated into the development area.  To enable this the company is requesting the Council essentially swaps some land with them.

On 18th September 2019, Council made a resolution to consult in accordance with section 24 of the Reserves Act on the partial revocation of the recreation reserve status of Lot 1 DP89362 and Pt Sec 173 Taratahi Plain Blk X, marked on the scheme plan as area A, C & E

The Department of Conservation (“DOC”) must give its approval to the revocation of the reserve status. A Council resolution and evidence of consultation are required to be submitted to DOC in order to process the revocation application.

Submissions on this proposal are now closed.

Supporting information is available from Council offices on Holloway Street, Carterton from Monday 23 September, or available below.

For supporting information click here

For supporting documentation click here

Submissions can be viewed here

Sparks Park Hearing Agenda, Monday 25 November 2019 can be viewed here

If you have any questions about this proposal please contact Solitaire Robertson – Senior Planner, Carterton District Council.