Esplanade Reserves and Access

This note provides guidance on the development and implementation of plan provisions on esplanade reserves, esplanade strips and access strips (collectively referred to as esplanade areas).

The note outlines the origins, purpose, and advantages and disadvantages of each type of esplanade area. Guidance also covers the instruments for creating esplanade areas, examples of techniques and methods used to implement them, (including regulatory and non-regulatory methods) and when and how compensation is payable.