Draft Masterplan for Rangiora Reach - What you told us

The survey is now closed. Thank you for having your say.

We are now reviewing the draft of our plan to improve the Rakahuri riverside near Rangiora and Ashley – the Rangiora Reach Masterplan.

From here, we will collate the feedback we have received and update the draft Rangiora Reach Masterplan accordingly. You can expect to hear from us again soon with a new or revised strategy.


Quick feedback facts

During the survey timeframe, 884 people viewed the project page.

Of these, 385 downloaded the Rangiora Reach Draft Masterplan and 83 completed the survey.

Fifty-five respondents gave additional feedback on the draft masterplan, above and beyond the survey questions.

Of the survey respondents, 88 percent agreed with the proposed enhanced car parking for the Cones Road area; 87.8 percent agreed with the proposed educational signage; 73.2 percent agreed with the proposed plan to designate areas on the trail network for specific uses; 81.1 percent agreed with the proposed plan to retain 4WD access on the northern side of the river.

Of the respondents, 94.4 percent agreed with the proposed plan to align Cones Road remedial planting with flood control works; 76.8 percent agreed with the proposed plan to investigate where and how the river fairway could be widened.


What you asked us to consider:

Of the respondents who provided additional feedback beyond the survey questions, the key considerations we have been asked to incorporate are as follows:

  • Facilities and provisions for horse riders

  • An enhanced recreational space that will cater for various users, including horse riders, walkers and cyclists

  • Less access to areas prone to fly tipping

  • Cycle barriers which can be passed through without dismounting

  • Limited dog access during bird breeding season

  • Restricted vehicle access


Next steps

  1. Collating the feedback

  1. Working with our landscape architect to update the Rangiora Reach Masterplan

  1. Sharing the new or revised plan

If you have further questions about this work, please contact us by going to www.ecan.govt.nz/contact.


View the draft Masterplan here.


The survey is now closed. Thank you for having your say.

We are now reviewing the draft of our plan to improve the Rakahuri riverside near Rangiora and Ashley – the Rangiora Reach Masterplan.

From here, we will collate the feedback we have received and update the draft Rangiora Reach Masterplan accordingly. You can expect to hear from us again soon with a new or revised strategy.


Quick feedback facts

During the survey timeframe, 884 people viewed the project page.

Of these, 385 downloaded the Rangiora Reach Draft Masterplan and 83 completed the survey.

Fifty-five respondents gave additional feedback on the draft masterplan, above and beyond the survey questions.

Of the survey respondents, 88 percent agreed with the proposed enhanced car parking for the Cones Road area; 87.8 percent agreed with the proposed educational signage; 73.2 percent agreed with the proposed plan to designate areas on the trail network for specific uses; 81.1 percent agreed with the proposed plan to retain 4WD access on the northern side of the river.

Of the respondents, 94.4 percent agreed with the proposed plan to align Cones Road remedial planting with flood control works; 76.8 percent agreed with the proposed plan to investigate where and how the river fairway could be widened.


What you asked us to consider:

Of the respondents who provided additional feedback beyond the survey questions, the key considerations we have been asked to incorporate are as follows:

  • Facilities and provisions for horse riders

  • An enhanced recreational space that will cater for various users, including horse riders, walkers and cyclists

  • Less access to areas prone to fly tipping

  • Cycle barriers which can be passed through without dismounting

  • Limited dog access during bird breeding season

  • Restricted vehicle access


Next steps

  1. Collating the feedback

  1. Working with our landscape architect to update the Rangiora Reach Masterplan

  1. Sharing the new or revised plan

If you have further questions about this work, please contact us by going to www.ecan.govt.nz/contact.


View the draft Masterplan here.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are seeking your feedback on the draft plan to improve the Rakahuri riverside near Rangiora and Ashley – the Rangiora Reach Masterplan.

    This survey is open until 31 October.

    It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. 

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