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Resource library will make compliance easier for trail groups
The commission has published a library of policies, procedures and templates for track building groups to use.
The templates and policies will help track and trail building groups with governance, health and safety, risk management, finances, employment, volunteers, and managing charitable status.
Groups can freely adapt and use these resources and templates.
The Auckland Council supported the development of these resources for the Matakana Coast Trails Trust as it went through the process of developing one of NZ’s biggest trail building strategies. The council and the trust kindly allowed their documents to be turned into templates to help other tracks and trails groups with their own planning and management.
Chris Charles, Auckland Council’s Program Manager for Pūhoi to Matakana Trails says trail building groups can face a lot of legal and logistical obstacles.
“Sometimes it’s not obvious where they need to start or what they need to do. Hopefully, these templates make that side of their job easier and faster so they can spend more time doing the thing they are passionate about — designing and building great tracks and trails.”
Charles says trail groups can adapt the documents to suit their circumstances.
“They will still need to check relevant the legislative and compliance requirements and they may need to seek professional legal and financial advice. But hopefully, this library of resources will make their task a whole lot easier.”