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We’re asking the community to share their thoughts on two major pieces of work that will frame the long-term development of sport and recreation across the district.

Rippa Rugby at Queenstown Events Centre

A joint masterplan covering the proposed expansion of both Queenstown Events Centre (QEC) and Wānaka Recreation Centre (WRC) (‘the masterplan’) sits under the Queenstown Lakes-Central Otago Sub-Regional Sport and Recreation Facility Strategy (‘the strategy’) to set out a comprehensive vision for the next 10 to 20 years.

Both the masterplan and the strategy have been produced in collaboration with local sports clubs and groups, national and regional sports management bodies, and other stakeholders with a keen interest in this sector.

This is your chance to review the final line up and ensure there are no gaps in the outfield!


The masterplan adds detail to the $12m investment programme for QEC outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten Year Plan that includes two additional indoor courts, a multi-use artificial turf and an upgrade of its gym and group fitness facilities. The masterplan for WRC includes proposals for a full-size artificial turf, shared clubrooms and a health and wellness facility.

As well as a significant building programme we’re proposing a balance between organised sports and more informal uses of the sites such as walking, running and biking trails and open spaces for activities like family picnics.


The strategy is the result of a partnership between QLDC, Central Otago District Council, Sport New Zealand, Sport Otago, Sport Southland, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust and Community South.

Full versions of the strategy and masterplan together with an engagement document summarising the main points of both are available on this page with hard copies also available at QEC, WRC, Wānaka and Frankton Libraries, and QLDC offices at Gorge Road, Queenstown and Ardmore Street, Wānaka.





Now read the documents by downloading them from the links to the right of this page, or review hard copies at the locations above, and provide your feedback. You can do this either online via the survey at the bottom of this page, or by completing and returning a hard copy of the survey that's printed on the engagement summary document.

Feedback closed on Friday 18 September at 5.00pm.



Still got questions?

Come along for a chat with Council staff and check out the proposed new layouts at two drop-in sessions:

  • Lake Wānaka Centre - Monday 31 August, 6.30-8.30pm (click here to see a map)
  • Queenstown Events Centre - Tuesday 1 September, 6.30-8.30pm (click here to see a map).

Or you can ask us a question via the QUESTIONS tab below (next to the SURVEY tab) and we'll get back to you that way. Easy as!

Dancing at Wanaka Recreation Centre (credit: Upper Clutha Festival of Sport & Recreation / Pedro Pimentel)

We’re asking the community to share their thoughts on two major pieces of work that will frame the long-term development of sport and recreation across the district.

Rippa Rugby at Queenstown Events Centre

A joint masterplan covering the proposed expansion of both Queenstown Events Centre (QEC) and Wānaka Recreation Centre (WRC) (‘the masterplan’) sits under the Queenstown Lakes-Central Otago Sub-Regional Sport and Recreation Facility Strategy (‘the strategy’) to set out a comprehensive vision for the next 10 to 20 years.

Both the masterplan and the strategy have been produced in collaboration with local sports clubs and groups, national and regional sports management bodies, and other stakeholders with a keen interest in this sector.

This is your chance to review the final line up and ensure there are no gaps in the outfield!


The masterplan adds detail to the $12m investment programme for QEC outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten Year Plan that includes two additional indoor courts, a multi-use artificial turf and an upgrade of its gym and group fitness facilities. The masterplan for WRC includes proposals for a full-size artificial turf, shared clubrooms and a health and wellness facility.

As well as a significant building programme we’re proposing a balance between organised sports and more informal uses of the sites such as walking, running and biking trails and open spaces for activities like family picnics.


The strategy is the result of a partnership between QLDC, Central Otago District Council, Sport New Zealand, Sport Otago, Sport Southland, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust and Community South.

Full versions of the strategy and masterplan together with an engagement document summarising the main points of both are available on this page with hard copies also available at QEC, WRC, Wānaka and Frankton Libraries, and QLDC offices at Gorge Road, Queenstown and Ardmore Street, Wānaka.





Now read the documents by downloading them from the links to the right of this page, or review hard copies at the locations above, and provide your feedback. You can do this either online via the survey at the bottom of this page, or by completing and returning a hard copy of the survey that's printed on the engagement summary document.

Feedback closed on Friday 18 September at 5.00pm.



Still got questions?

Come along for a chat with Council staff and check out the proposed new layouts at two drop-in sessions:

  • Lake Wānaka Centre - Monday 31 August, 6.30-8.30pm (click here to see a map)
  • Queenstown Events Centre - Tuesday 1 September, 6.30-8.30pm (click here to see a map).

Or you can ask us a question via the QUESTIONS tab below (next to the SURVEY tab) and we'll get back to you that way. Easy as!

Dancing at Wanaka Recreation Centre (credit: Upper Clutha Festival of Sport & Recreation / Pedro Pimentel)

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