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This indicator measures the public and private ownership of the Waikato Region’s coastline. The results are presented as privately owned, publicly owned or road edge (assumed public ownership), and have been split into the three main coastal regions – West Coast, West Coromandel and East Coromandel. This indicator shows that:
- The proportion of publicly owned coastal land reflects the amount of possible public access to the coast. Where roadways are directly adjacent to the coast, public access is likely to be available.
- Coastal land use such as residential subdivision is intensifying.
- Public access to beaches and the marine environment relies on the provision of public areas such as access strips, walkways, reserves and conservation areas or agreements with landowners.
- Of the total length of coastline in the Waikato Region (1175 km), only 19 percent on the West Coast and 22 percent on the West Coromandel is in public ownership.
- 65 percent of coastline along the East Coromandel is publicly owned.
- Coastline with road frontage makes up 26 percent of the total coastline along the West Coromandel, but only five percent of the West Coast and six percent of East Coromandel.
- Find out more in the Report Card.
Updated 20 June 2008
- The data were collected in August 2002. View this graph’s data.
- Find out how much open coast and estuarine shoreline is in public ownership on the West Coast and Coromandel Peninsula.