Council seeks new lease arrangement for Marokopa Camping ground

Friday, 12 January 2018

The Marokopa Camping ground has a long and rich history of being a beachside holiday destination in the Waitomo District.

For the past sixteen years, the Council owned camping ground has been managed by Hugh and Yvette Hall, under a lease agreement.  At the end of 2017, the Halls gave notice to Council of their intention to terminate that lease agreement at the end of January 2018.  As a result, the current lease arrangement will come to an end on 31 January 2018. 

As an interim arrangement, from 1 February 2018, WDC will manage the day-to-day operation of the camping ground, on a business-as-usual basis, continuing the existing Levels of Service (LoS) as defined by Council’s current Long Term Plan 2015-25 and agreed with the District community following consultation as per the Local Government Act 2002.  

WDC’s General Manager Infrastructure Services - Kobus du Toit advises that the aim of this interim arrangement is to enable the existing service to continue with minimal disruption to customers while ensuring a smooth transition to a new lease arrangement, for the benefit of the public and the District community.  

Bookings at the camping ground can be made through the WDC’s Campsite Manager or the WDC Customer Services Team.

WDC will, in the near future, undertake a Registrations of Interest (RoI) process to attract and identify a shortlist of interested Operators for the camping ground. 

“We aim to attract an Operator who is committed to delivering a quality camping ground experience that is affordable and enjoyable for another generation of kiwis and international visitors to our vibrant and thriving District,” says Mr du Toit.


Key Messages:

  • WDC has owned the Marokopa Camping Ground since 29th April 1985. The title is Freehold, is held in fee simple and ownership is guaranteed to WDC. Title SA33B/612. Parcel ID 4372153. Description Fee Simple, 1/1, Section 29 Block VI Marokopa Survey District, 8,119 m2.
  • At the end of 2017, the Halls gave notice to Council of their intention to terminate that lease agreement at the end of January 2018.  As a result, the current lease arrangement will come to an end on 31 January 2018. 
  • As an interim arrangement, from 1 February 2018, WDC will manage the day-to-day operation of the camping ground, on a business-as-usual basis, continuing the existing Levels of Service (LoS) as defined by Council’s current Long Term Plan 2015-25 and agreed with the District community following consultation as per the Local Government Act 2002. 
  • WDC will, in the near future, undertake a Registrations of Interest (RoI) process to attract and identify a shortlist of interested Operators for the camping ground.
Council seeks new lease arrangement for Marokopa Camping ground