Reference: P09-002 Status: Approved by the Council on 8 June 2009This policy addresses the administration and management of camping grounds on Council administered land.
This policy provides clarity on how camping grounds on Council administered land will be managed to facilitate an enjoyable holiday experience that compiles with applicable legislation and regulation. It also stipulates how the camping grounds will minimise ratepayer cost and provide a viable business for lessees.
The objectives of this policy are to:
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Upon expiry of existing agreements (leases and management contract), new leases for camping grounds on recreation reserves at Oakura, Belt Road, Fitzroy, Onaero and Urenui will be applied in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977.
Upon expiry of the existing leases, a new lease for the camping ground at Waitara in accordance with the Public Bodies Leases Act and S138 of the Local Government Act 2002 will be issued.
The terms and conditions of this policy will be reflected in all new leases.
The maximum total lease term is 33 years.
Leases will be generally for five years with right of renewal subject to performance, compliance and investment.
The maximum term for a lease with no lessee investment is 10 years.
Lessees will be responsible for setting fees but must be able to demonstrate they are fair and reasonable in respect of the industry.
All temporary living places on camping grounds on Council owned land must comply with relevant legislations, regulations, codes and policies. Permanent structures, including permanent awnings to be further considered after the investigation, consideration and determination of the issue of the erection and/or existence of structures and buildings on recreation reserve land. All non compliant private structures to be removed at owners’ expense within time frames to be advised in writing.
Note that this matter needs to be further considered after the investigation, consideration and determination of the issue of the erection and/or existence of structures on reserve land. To be completed by June 2010.
The duration of temporary occupation will comply with relevant legislation.
Permanent parking of buses and other mobile accommodation structures will be permitted subject to Ministerial consent, and thereafter by agreement with the lessee and compliance with all other legislation.
All vehicles (including buses and other mobile accommodation structures) must retain a current vehicle warrant of fitness and where required, an electrical certificate of compliance (or equivalent).
Day to day operation and management and compliance with legislation, regulations and policies is the responsibility of the lessee. The Council will monitor the use of camping grounds and compliance of this policy via annual site inspections and lessee assessments. The Council will undertake ongoing monitoring of the terms and conditions of the lease. The Council shall retain its role as regulator under the Resource Management Act and building code.
Site layout and provision of structures and services will be in accordance with an approved Development Concept Plan. The Council will undertake annual review of progress towards implementation of the development concept plan.
Buildings must be designed to a standard approved by the Council.
Trees will be maintained by the council in accordance with the District Tree Policy.
A negotiated Qualmark standard shall apply each year which will be used as part of the lessee’s annual performance assessment.
Any continuous term of occupancy shall not be permitted to exceed 50 days.
The following legislation applies to camping grounds in the New Plymouth District:
The following policies apply to camping grounds in the New Plymouth District:
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