Tāmaki Reserves Engagement Strategy
2019 - 2020
Auckland Council Community Facilities
Mad Ave Community Trust
The aim of the Tāmaki Reserves Engagement Strategy is to provide people working with the communities of Tāmaki the knowledge, tools, resources and context needed to facilitate lasting regenerative change through the redevelopment of local reserves in the area. The strategy promotes effective engagement with the communities of Tāmaki in the redevelopment of local reserves in a way that enhances the mana of the whenua and its communities.
The strategy takes a whole neighbourhood approach - so while the document focuses on parks and reserves, there is an understanding that streets, squares and other public realm spaces also play a critical role in creating a vibrant, healthy and connected community. Multiple opportunities exist to meaningfully engage and work with communities in the development of these public places and this strategy has practical application outside of reserve redevelopment.
The strategy was developed through an engagement process led in partnership with local community development and engagement practitioners and experts. The process focused on dialogue and inquiry as foundational methods to explore the question ‘How can we meaningfully and effectively engage and work with the local community to redevelop reserves in Tāmaki?’