Arthurs Point Crossing

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The Way to Go group is exploring future options for crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, and the role the Edith Cavell Bridge plays in that.


The Edith Cavell Bridge is a well-known local landmark named to recognise the heroic efforts and ultimate sacrifice of an English World War I nurse.

After 100 years of providing a vital link for the Queenstown-Wakatipu community, the Way to Go Partners (Queenstown Lakes District Council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Otago Regional Council) are exploring future options for crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, and the role the Edith Cavell Bridge plays in that.

This investigation will play an important role in providing long-term resilience to the wider transport network, encouraging the use of public transport and increasing opportunities for active travel. As options are explored we will make sure they are considered in a holistic way so that they complement wider proposals to improve our journeys around Wakatipu.

We have just concluded community engagement on a short list of proposed options for the future.

>>Read the Arthur's Point Crossing engagement booklet here


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback

It will help us understand your needs and determine the best solution for a future Arthurs Point crossing. It’s early in the process, but we want to capture your thoughts and ideas now so we can incorporate them into determining a preferred option for the future.

Feedback is now closed.


Next steps

We'll publish an engagement summary here soon so you can see what has been said. We'll consider all feedback received along with technical assessments and ongoing conversations with partners and stakeholders. The preferred option(s) will need to provide value for money, while balancing the needs of the community with engineering feasibility and environmental protection. Later in the year we'll come back to you to share the preferred option before we take this forward for funding approval.


The Way to Go group is exploring future options for crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, and the role the Edith Cavell Bridge plays in that.


The Edith Cavell Bridge is a well-known local landmark named to recognise the heroic efforts and ultimate sacrifice of an English World War I nurse.

After 100 years of providing a vital link for the Queenstown-Wakatipu community, the Way to Go Partners (Queenstown Lakes District Council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Otago Regional Council) are exploring future options for crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, and the role the Edith Cavell Bridge plays in that.

This investigation will play an important role in providing long-term resilience to the wider transport network, encouraging the use of public transport and increasing opportunities for active travel. As options are explored we will make sure they are considered in a holistic way so that they complement wider proposals to improve our journeys around Wakatipu.

We have just concluded community engagement on a short list of proposed options for the future.

>>Read the Arthur's Point Crossing engagement booklet here


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback

It will help us understand your needs and determine the best solution for a future Arthurs Point crossing. It’s early in the process, but we want to capture your thoughts and ideas now so we can incorporate them into determining a preferred option for the future.

Feedback is now closed.


Next steps

We'll publish an engagement summary here soon so you can see what has been said. We'll consider all feedback received along with technical assessments and ongoing conversations with partners and stakeholders. The preferred option(s) will need to provide value for money, while balancing the needs of the community with engineering feasibility and environmental protection. Later in the year we'll come back to you to share the preferred option before we take this forward for funding approval.