Residents and Ratepayers Association

Meet the Team

These are the people dedicated to making Coatesville a great place to live.

Mike Rowe (Chair)

Jacqui Cantell (Secretary)

Alan Curtis (Treasurer)

Ailsa Robertson

Brian Hedley

Iain Graham

Lynn Chatfield

Neil Baudinet

Tertia Wildy

Val Gardner

Louise Johnston (Rodney Local Board member)



What we're about 

The Coatesville Residents and Ratepayers Association is here to make sure that your voice is heard as an important member of the Coatesville Community.

The reason the group was formed (in 1992) was to provide an avenue for gathering the views of the residents of Coatesville and communicating these to the then Rodney District Council now the Rodney Local Board of Auckland Council.

Some of the successes of the Association over the years include:

  • Extending the parking outside the hall including curbing and channelling
  • Extending the reserve through the purchase of the neighbouring farm in conjunction with the Pony Club
  • Developing the original Boffa Miskell plan for the village. The roadside tree planting and the shell pathways are the most obvious outcome from this work
  • Gradual sealing of all the roads in the area
  • Construction of a continuous 1km walkiing path around the reserve
  • Development of a Structure Plan for Coatesville

How To Become A Member

To become a member of the Coatesville Residents and Ratepayers Association please complete the registration form below and pay your annual family subscription of $20.

Supplying us with your contact details will enable us to keep you informed on any issues concerning the community. This will be in the form of an emailed quarterly newsletter. Your annual subscription fee of $20 will help fund community events such as the Anzac Day service, Xmas carols in the hall, the annual Reserve Picnic and anything else the community may deem worthy.

The more members we have the louder our voice as an Assocition is. So fill out the form below then hit the submit button. You must then pay your $20 annual subscription fee online using the bank account below or by sending a cheque made out to The coatesville Resident & Ratepayers Ass:

The Coatesville Resident and Ratepayers Ass   ACC No: 12-3017-0509050-00

Alternatively send a cheque to

Alan Curtis (treasurer) at : 15 Sunnyside Road,RD3 Albany 0793

Membership Application Form




If you have any questions regarding membership please email Iain Graham at  or phone 021 723 204 

The Coatesville Plan

The Coatesville Plan was developed by the Residents and Ratepayers Committee and submitted to the Rodney Local Board in 2014.  It now forms the basis of all CRRA activites and relationships with the Rodney Local Board and with Auckland Council.  

Copies of the plan are available on request - at $25 to cover production costs.  Email the secretary at

Walking track

Auckland Council funded the walking track around the reserve.  This is a one kilomtre walk (approximately - don't trust your Olymics preparation on it).  It runs from a junction by the ponds (near the bridge on the village green) along the top of the green and through the reserve at the back of the school to meet up at the cross country jump with the old driveway through to Glenmore Road.

The track then runs from the Glenmore Road gate (known as Gate 2) along the roadside to the pedestrian gate at the corner of Glenmore Road which takes you back into the reserve.

This track is available all year round and is available for all walkers to use at any time.  Walkers are however cautioned that they may be horses on the reserve at any time and care should be taken when this is the case.  

At certain times of the year the Coatesville pony Club may be running events.  Extra care should be taken on these days (or your walk postponed to anothjer day).  Whenever the Pony Club is holding an event all walkers MUST obey any instructions from Pony Club course marshalls to ensure the safety of riders and walkers.

During the winter months - May to October - there will be sheep on the reserve.  Walkers must ensure they have dogs on a lead so as not to disturb the sheep and they must also ensure that all gates remain closed.