GROW WELL | WHAIORA - Spatial Plan for the Queenstown Lakes District

We are working closely with our partners in Central Government and Kāi Tahu to develop a Spatial Plan for the Queenstown Lakes District. Community engagement is underway.

Some of us are excited by growth and the opportunities it provides. Others feel challenged and unsettled by uncertainty and change. Wherever you sit on the scale, the fact is our district is growing.

Growth is something that can enhance our community wellbeing if it’s planned for. We can make choices to grow well.

We are working with our partners at Central Government and Kāi Tahu on a Spatial Plan, looking out to 2050 and beyond. Right now, you have an opportunity to have a say and make sure our district can ‘grow well’ for the next 30 years and for generations to come.

We all live here for many reasons; the unique environment, the special communities, the active lifestyles, the diverse cultures and much more. So it’s easy to see why others from around Aotearoa and the rest of the world want to either visit or make this district their home too.

Now is your chance to take part in developing the Spatial Plan for the whole district. Let's talk about where and how we live in the future and what this means for our infrastructure and community facilities in the next 30 years and for generations to come.


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

Next steps

We'd like to thank all those who took part in our community workshops which were held over 4-27 November at towns and townships across the district. Thanks also to residents who provided feedback through our online survey which closed on the 8 December.

We are now working on collating and summarising the feedback and key themes to come out of the Spatial Plan pre-engagement campaign. All the data will be available early in the New Year and you'll be able to read though it here.

The findings from the community engagement will be used to help develop a draft Spatial Plan, following this, the intention is to run a formal public consultation process in Autumn 2020.

We are working closely with our partners in Central Government and Kāi Tahu to develop a Spatial Plan for the Queenstown Lakes District. Community engagement is underway.

Some of us are excited by growth and the opportunities it provides. Others feel challenged and unsettled by uncertainty and change. Wherever you sit on the scale, the fact is our district is growing.

Growth is something that can enhance our community wellbeing if it’s planned for. We can make choices to grow well.

We are working with our partners at Central Government and Kāi Tahu on a Spatial Plan, looking out to 2050 and beyond. Right now, you have an opportunity to have a say and make sure our district can ‘grow well’ for the next 30 years and for generations to come.

We all live here for many reasons; the unique environment, the special communities, the active lifestyles, the diverse cultures and much more. So it’s easy to see why others from around Aotearoa and the rest of the world want to either visit or make this district their home too.

Now is your chance to take part in developing the Spatial Plan for the whole district. Let's talk about where and how we live in the future and what this means for our infrastructure and community facilities in the next 30 years and for generations to come.


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

Next steps

We'd like to thank all those who took part in our community workshops which were held over 4-27 November at towns and townships across the district. Thanks also to residents who provided feedback through our online survey which closed on the 8 December.

We are now working on collating and summarising the feedback and key themes to come out of the Spatial Plan pre-engagement campaign. All the data will be available early in the New Year and you'll be able to read though it here.

The findings from the community engagement will be used to help develop a draft Spatial Plan, following this, the intention is to run a formal public consultation process in Autumn 2020.