Otematata Golf Course Lease

No longer on display. Expired on 27 February 2023, 05:00 PM

Submissions closed on the 27 February 2023


The Otematata Golf Club seeks to continue operation of a golf course as currently occupied on the Recreation Reserve land described as Section 2, SO Plan 323871 situated at 2,740 Otematata-Kurow Road, Otematata. 

The Ahuriri Community Board recommends that a lease is established with the Otematata Golf Club.

Consideration to lease to the Otematata Golf Club, is subject to agreement on lease terms and conditions and public notification. Public notification of any intention to lease Recreation Reserve is required under the Reserves Act 1977. Council is required to consider all objections and submissions in relation to the proposal. The area marked in blue in the following map is the proposed location for the lease.

Location map

golf course location map

Proposed lease terms

Term   33 years  
 Renewal  At the end of the 33-year term, providing all covenants and agreements have been carried out to the satisfaction of Council a further renewal will be considered and agreed between the parties.
 Purpose   For use as a Golf Course


Reserves Act and Reserves Management Plan

The land is Crown Land vested in Council as Recreation Reserve under the Reserves Act 1977.

Waitaki District Council is authorised by section 54(1) of the Reserves Act 1977 to grant leases on recreation reserve they administer for certain purposes including to “lease to any person, body, voluntary organisation, or society (whether incorporated or not) and area set apart for public recreation or enjoyment”.

The Reserves Act requires leases or licenses to be assessed to ensure activities are consistent with the purpose of the reserve and the management plan, and to show that the relevant statutory requirements have been met. 

The proposed use is consistent with these requirements in that the activity for which the land will be used is recreational and is a permitted use.

Section 54(2) of the Reserves Act requires that before granting any lease or licence the administering body shall give public notice specifying the lease or licence proposed to be granted and shall give full consideration to all objections and submissions in relation to the proposal.

Notice of Intention to grant lease of Recreation Reserve - Otematata

PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 RESERVES ACT 1977 The land described in this Notice (the land) is vested in Waitaki District Council (Council) pursuant to Section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977 as Recreation Reserve.

The Land is located at 2,740 Otematata-Kurow Road. Council is considering granting the lease pursuant to Section 54(1)(b) and 54(1)(c) of the Reserves Act 1977. Otematata Golf Club Incorporated have requested continuation of occupation which Council can issue for a maximum of 33 years. Council is not aware of any need for the land for any other purpose and believes it is desirable to continue use of the land as a Golf Club.

Pursuant to Section 119(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 the Council has obligation to publicly notify its intention to grant such lease by way of this Notice.

The reserve is legally described as Section 2 SO Plan 323871.

What we would like you to do

Any person or organisation may support or object to the Council granting the lease referred to above, or make submission with comments on the lease.

If you would like to make a comment on this proposal, you can make an online submission using the form below, or download a printable version(PDF, 463KB).

Submissions close 5pm, 27 February 2023. 

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Lindsay Hyde, Recreation Manager by phone 03 433 0300 or email lhyde@waitaki.govt.nz

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