Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane - Natural Hazard Review

Consultation has concluded

The next stage of the Queenstown Lakes district plan review includes assessing the provisions that manage land use in the Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas.

The Brewery Creek area
The Reavers Lane area
What isn’t in scope:
  • Bowen Street
  • Kiely Lane
  • Industrial Place
  • Repco Boulevard
  • Industrial Lane
  • Sawmill Road
  • Johnson Place
  • Some properties on the western side of Gorge Road
  • Huff Street
  • Fryer Street
  • Hamilton Road
  • Reavers Lane
  • Boydtown Way
  • Some properties on Robins Road
  • Land in Gorge Road outside of these areas has already been considered in previous District Plan review work

Click here for a map showing the areas included and the areas which are out of scope. Any property located outside of the identified Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas will not be affected by this review.


The Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas are currently zoned Business and High Density Residential and are both on the surface of alluvial fans - cone shaped landforms made of sediment which has made its way to the valley floor from hill country streams above. It is recognised that these alluvial fans are affected by natural hazards including rockfall, debris flow, liquefaction, and flooding.

The following table outlines the activities that have been completed so far and also the activity planned as part of this review process:

Activity

Progress

Commissioned BECA to carry out further investigations to better understand the existing risk posed by the alluvial fan hazards

(Refer to the BECA report for more details - report available here and appendices here)

Completed in May 2019

Held community pre-consultation sessions to understand tolerance to risk and help guide development of options for future land use rules

(Refer to the presentation - available here)

Completed in May 2019

Updated Councillors on community feedback and discussed potential options for next steps. Agreed to proceed with further analysis

Completed in June 2019

Commission further analysis to inform and evaluate future land use rules. This includes:
  • refining geotechnical risk assessment
  • identifying possible engineering options for reducing risk
  • carrying out economic analysis of costs and benefits of policy options

In progress - scheduled to be complete in early 2020

Planning analysis of the options for future land use rules

Early 2020

Formal public notification of the proposed land use rules

Mid 2020


The next stage of the Queenstown Lakes district plan review includes assessing the provisions that manage land use in the Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas.

The Brewery Creek area
The Reavers Lane area
What isn’t in scope:
  • Bowen Street
  • Kiely Lane
  • Industrial Place
  • Repco Boulevard
  • Industrial Lane
  • Sawmill Road
  • Johnson Place
  • Some properties on the western side of Gorge Road
  • Huff Street
  • Fryer Street
  • Hamilton Road
  • Reavers Lane
  • Boydtown Way
  • Some properties on Robins Road
  • Land in Gorge Road outside of these areas has already been considered in previous District Plan review work

Click here for a map showing the areas included and the areas which are out of scope. Any property located outside of the identified Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas will not be affected by this review.


The Brewery Creek and Reavers Lane areas are currently zoned Business and High Density Residential and are both on the surface of alluvial fans - cone shaped landforms made of sediment which has made its way to the valley floor from hill country streams above. It is recognised that these alluvial fans are affected by natural hazards including rockfall, debris flow, liquefaction, and flooding.

The following table outlines the activities that have been completed so far and also the activity planned as part of this review process:

Activity

Progress

Commissioned BECA to carry out further investigations to better understand the existing risk posed by the alluvial fan hazards

(Refer to the BECA report for more details - report available here and appendices here)

Completed in May 2019

Held community pre-consultation sessions to understand tolerance to risk and help guide development of options for future land use rules

(Refer to the presentation - available here)

Completed in May 2019

Updated Councillors on community feedback and discussed potential options for next steps. Agreed to proceed with further analysis

Completed in June 2019

Commission further analysis to inform and evaluate future land use rules. This includes:
  • refining geotechnical risk assessment
  • identifying possible engineering options for reducing risk
  • carrying out economic analysis of costs and benefits of policy options

In progress - scheduled to be complete in early 2020

Planning analysis of the options for future land use rules

Early 2020

Formal public notification of the proposed land use rules

Mid 2020