In 1929 Williamson Park was gifted to the families of Whangamata by the Williamson family ‘for the use of the public forever’. This gift is now under threat. Our free access to the beautiful park is limited by commercialisation. A resource consent is now required for any event that attracts more than 500 people. As part of its resource consent the Council is proposing to fence people out of the park unless they have paid to get in. This is wrong and needs to be stopped. Community-based fun events do not need a security fence, and entry to the park must remain free to everyone!

Thank you for making your submission to the council, please donate to the cause so we can continue in our fight to free the fun!