GROW WELL | WHAIORA - Spatial Plan for the Queenstown Lakes

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We'd like to thank all those who took the time to join one of our Spatial Plan district-wide community workshops or engaged with us online via Let’s Talk towards the end of last year.

We, along with our Central Government and Kāi Tahu partners have welcomed hearing community insights on how to ‘grow well’ for the next 30 years and for generations to come.

The feedback and key themes to come out of the Spatial Plan pre-engagement campaign have now been collated and summarised and we’d like to share these with you.

>>Read the Spatial Plan Early Insights Engagement Summary here

While we did hear a lot of differing views as we travelled throughout the district, overall the people who call the Queenstown Lakes their home have common aspirations for how they would like the district to look in the future.

These findings will help develop a draft Spatial Plan for our district including where and how we live in the future and what this means for our infrastructure and community facilities.

Next steps

Recent COVID-19 developments mean that we need to put a different lens on our Spatial Plan work and revisit the modelling that was undertaken before the global pandemic along with some of the assumptions around aspects such as our economic growth and diversity, and population projections.

We are working closely with our Central Government and Kāi Tahu partners to review timelines and allow for understanding what a recovery phase looks like in our project and the effects it has. The project is still progressing and we will be engaging with the community formally when the draft plan is released. As part of this ongoing work we plan to have targeted conversations in settlements that could be considered growth areas in the future.

We’ll be back in touch to share this draft Spatial Plan document with you and let you know how to take part in the next stage of the process.

Grow Well | Whaiora

The Spatial Plan is being based around the phrase ‘Grow Well’ or ‘Whaiora’ in Te Reo Māori which translates to “in the pursuit of wellness”.

It is our goal, as part of the Lakes District community, to support positive change that benefits the wellbeing of the whole district both now and in the future.

>> Read the Grow Well I Whaiora Spatial Plan information booklet here

We'd like to thank all those who took the time to join one of our Spatial Plan district-wide community workshops or engaged with us online via Let’s Talk towards the end of last year.

We, along with our Central Government and Kāi Tahu partners have welcomed hearing community insights on how to ‘grow well’ for the next 30 years and for generations to come.

The feedback and key themes to come out of the Spatial Plan pre-engagement campaign have now been collated and summarised and we’d like to share these with you.

>>Read the Spatial Plan Early Insights Engagement Summary here

While we did hear a lot of differing views as we travelled throughout the district, overall the people who call the Queenstown Lakes their home have common aspirations for how they would like the district to look in the future.

These findings will help develop a draft Spatial Plan for our district including where and how we live in the future and what this means for our infrastructure and community facilities.

Next steps

Recent COVID-19 developments mean that we need to put a different lens on our Spatial Plan work and revisit the modelling that was undertaken before the global pandemic along with some of the assumptions around aspects such as our economic growth and diversity, and population projections.

We are working closely with our Central Government and Kāi Tahu partners to review timelines and allow for understanding what a recovery phase looks like in our project and the effects it has. The project is still progressing and we will be engaging with the community formally when the draft plan is released. As part of this ongoing work we plan to have targeted conversations in settlements that could be considered growth areas in the future.

We’ll be back in touch to share this draft Spatial Plan document with you and let you know how to take part in the next stage of the process.

Grow Well | Whaiora

The Spatial Plan is being based around the phrase ‘Grow Well’ or ‘Whaiora’ in Te Reo Māori which translates to “in the pursuit of wellness”.

It is our goal, as part of the Lakes District community, to support positive change that benefits the wellbeing of the whole district both now and in the future.

>> Read the Grow Well I Whaiora Spatial Plan information booklet here