7.0 Schedule of Areas and Tracks
Closed to Mountain Bike Events
7.1 Areas and Tracks Closed to Events
Races and events may be held, with formal approval
from the Manager Lands Commissioning, on all tracks and roads
except for those within the following areas:
- Wellington Botanic Garden
- Otari Native Botanic Garden
- Bolton Street Memorial Park
- Truby King Park
- Wellington Zoo
- Wrights Hill Bush Tracks
- Berhampore Golf Course
- Trelissick Park
- Redwood Bush Reserve
- Wilf Mexted Scenic Reserve
- Katherine Mansfield Park
- Karori Reservoir Bush Tracks (excluding perimeter
- Track between Wind Turbine and Happy Valley Road
(Maori Gully Track)
7.2 Seasonal Closures
7.2.1 The following tracks are closed
to events during the lambing season, August to October inclusive:
- Khandallah Park track from Northern Walkway to
Mount Kau Kau summit (accessed via track from Sirsi Crescent),
- Broken Hill Reserve, Tawa.
7.2.2 The following tracks are closed
to mountain bike events during winter, May to September inclusive:
- Waimapihi Tracks
- Southern Walkway:
- Oriental Bay to Palliser Road
- Palliser Road to Mt. Victoria Tunnel
- Tinakori Hill:
- Northern Walkway between St.
- Mary Street and Weld Street
- All Link Tracks
- Khandallah Park:
- Northern Walkway between Simla
- Crescent and Truscott Avenue
- Truscott Street Loop
- All Link Tracks
7.3 Application for Events
The following requirements must be met before a concession
will be granted on reserve land for an event to proceed.
- The race organisers will seek written permission
for a temporary concession. The cost of applying for an event
is $100. This cost is to cover processing and site inspection.
- All applications will include the following
- the anticipated number of competitors,
- the duration of the event,
- areas and tracks to be used,
- carparking and other facilities available,
- potential effects on other users, such as access
- a comprehensive safety plan,
- public notification plan.
7.4 Application Evaluation
- Suitable parking, consistent with the size and
estimated attendance at the event, that does not conflict with
residential parking must be available.
- Events that restrict use of the reserve by other
members of the public will be limited to no more than two events
per year in any one area. Consideration will be given to increasing
this number to three events per year for national or international
- Events on Mount Victoria, Waimapihi Tracks, Khandallah
Park and Tinakori Hill will generally not be permitted between
the months of May and September. However, Council may consider
approving, as an exception, races which are of national or international
significance and, in the view of Council, will provide wider benefits
for the City.
- All events on reserve land held under the Reserves
Act 1977 will be subject to the Act's requirements for licences
and permits on reserve land.
- When considering an application, the Manager
Lands Commissioning will take into account the following factors:
- soil compaction and wearability,
- track drainage and drying out ability,
- susceptibility to erosion,
- track gradient suitability for the soil type
- potential for track deterioration,
- seasonal factors,
- acceptability of impacts on other users,
- ability to restrict use of the track by others
during the event.
7.5 Conditions of Agreement
Once the formal approval of the Manager Lands Commissioning
for an event has been obtained, the following guidelines will
7.5.1 Holding Bond
- A holding bond to be set by the Manager Lands
Commissioning (minimum $500), against possible damage, must be
received from the race organiser before the event. The race organiser
and the Manager Lands Commissioning must check the site before
and after the race and agree on the condition of the area. Any
remedial work required to be undertaken by W.C.C. will be deducted
from the bond.
- A standard contract and bond form will be used
and must be signed by both the Manager Lands Commissioning and
the race organiser prior to the event.
- Commercial events will be charged a fee to be
set by the Manager Lands Commissioning (minimum $500). Charitable
trusts or non profit making groups will not be charged a race
fee. Any other use of reserve facilities may be at additional
cost to the event organiser.
7.5.3 Public Safety and Awareness
- The event organiser, in consultation with the
Manager Lands Commissioning, must give notice to the public seven
days prior to the event by signage at key entry points to the
event area. Signage location and design will be agreed with the
Manager Lands Commissioning. All signage will be at the expense
of the event organiser.
- The event organiser must notify, in writing,
all immediate neighbours to the reserve seven days prior to the
event being held
- The event organiser must, subject to approval
of the Manager Lands Commissioning, provide sufficient marshals
and signage to ensure the safety of other users of the area.
- The event organiser must erect signage to alert
other users to the event at entrances to the event area for the
duration of the event.
- Signage and markings will be restricted to the
- arrows pushed into the ground,
- staked signs pushed into the ground,
- bunting attached to trees by tying only,
- signs attached to trees by tying only,
- water soluble spray on ground, not on vegetation,
- commercial sponsorship signage is generally not
permitted on reserve land. Where it is permitted, it must be
discreet and unobtrusive. For events on Town Belt land, refer
to the Town Belt Management Plan for details.
2. The race organiser will ensure that all bunting,
signage and litter arising from the event is removed from the
area before the event permit expires.
7.5.5 Environmental Constraints
- Heavy or prolonged rainfall prior to the event
may cause the postponement of the event. The Manager Lands Commissioning
will consult with the event organiser regarding cancellation,
although the final decision lies with the Manager Lands Commissioning.
7.5.6 Competitor Conduct
- The race organiser will ensure that the Mountain
Bike Code of Conduct or an approved Code of Race Conduct is printed
on all entry forms.
Failure to comply with any of these guidelines
will lead to forfeiture of some or all of the event holding bond.