Upper catchment ‘gateway’ project

This project aims to develop a ‘gateway’ at the upper reaches of the Kaituna River to showcase and acknowledge the historical and cultural significance of the awa (river).

A concept plan will be developed in the first instance, which could incorporate:

  • A gateway, pou or sign.
  • Enhanced access to the Kaituna River.
  • Signage and/or interpretation panels.
  • Access to amenities e.g. parking, toilets.
  • Information for commercial operators to share with customers.

The Rotorua Lakes Council will lead this work, which will help to connect communities and visitors to our river and to our projects. They will be working with tangata whenua, NZTA, recreational and commercial river users, as well as the local community at the design and delivery phases.

Planned deliverables include:

  • Concept plan developed by 30 June 2022.
  • Plan implementation 2023-2028.