Reserve Management Plans provide direction for the day-to-day management of reserves, factors that impact upon these reserves and establish clear directions for future management and development where appropriate. This plan will provide for consistent approach to the management of reserves in the Mercury Bay area. The general aims objectives and policies are currently under review. A draft plan is expected to be available for public submissions late-2018. The individual reserve plans for Whitianga and Wharekaho, Mercury Bay South and Mercury Bay North will also be reviewed. A draft plan covering the individual reserves is expected to be available for public submissions mid-2019.