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Kulim Park upgrade

Kulim Park is a beautifully located, north facing park at the edge of the harbour. It is treasured by the local community. We want to make the park even better and to meet the needs of the local community. We are planning on upgrading the park in 2020.

The park hosts a playground, public toilets, an undersized basketball half court, a petanque court, an active ageing gym, a number of large pohutakawa trees and access to the harbour edge shared pathway. It is adjacent to a small beach area with a concrete groyne, a boat club and a small, steep boat ramp.

Cars currently have free access to the park and people can park almost anywhere they like. Due to compaction of the soil from cars driving freely on it, and a high water table, there is significant ponding on the grass after periods of wet weather.

Next steps

From 14 – 30 October we invited you to have your say on the latest version of the Kulim Park upgrade design concept. Thank you to all of those who took the time to provide feedback.

We’re currently collating and analysing what you’ve told us and the next step is to provide a summary report later this month. The feedback report will inform the finalisation of the design which will allow us to seek Council approval in December. We will publish the report online.

Kulim Park concept plan (as of October 2019)

Latest version of concept plan - as of October 2019 (2mb pdf)

Full drawing package October 2019 (7mb pdf)

Previous versions of the design can be found at the bottom of this page.

Project scope

  • Reinstate coastal edge and beaches
  • Resolve/improve drainage issues
  • Connect shared paths
  • Manage vehicle access
  • Connect to the harbour
  • Protect vegetation
  • Create safe places to play
  • Connect people to the history of the area
  • Reflect cultural values of Mana Whenua

Project background

Upgrades to Kulim Park commenced in 2017. After two phases of consultation, the project went on hold in February 2019 and was reviewed with a few other Council projects. The project came off hold in July and was consulted on with the community for a third time in October 2019.


  • Project initiation
  • First phase consultation - Picnic on the Beach (December 2017) - see Public Open Day 1 information below
  • Develop Concept Design
  • Second phase consultation (April 2018) - see Public Open Day 2 information below
  • Design refinement
  • Resource consent
  • Tender and Procurement
  • Project on hold as part of Council’s review of projects (February 2019)
  • Design refinement
  • Third Phase consultation – Public Open Day 3 (October 2019)
  • Finalisation of design and Council approval December 2019
  • Construction commences Feb/March 2020

Public Open Day 1 (3.25mb pdf) Public Open Day 2 (4.8mb pdf)
Open Day 2 Frequently answered questions (159kb pdf)

Previous consultation - What you told us

In December 2017 we had a picnic in the park. You told us about your vision for Kulim Park. You told us what you value and how you like to use the park.

Summary of feedback (877kb pdf)

In April 2018 we came out to the community with an initial design for Kulim Park and asked for your feedback.

Summary of feedback on the initial concept design (376kb pdf)

Previous concept designs

Last Reviewed: 05/11/2019


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