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


How to take part

Community workshops

Come along to a facilitated community workshop near you, starting on 4 November in Wanaka. You'll find confirmed details of locations on the top right of this page.

The locations that the workshops are being held in are not indicative of inclusion or otherwise but aim to give us a variety of perspectives in smaller townships as well as around some of the larger hubs forming part of a bigger picture conversation of the Wakatipu and Upper Clutha areas.

These workshops will be made up of group activities designed to test scenarios and help communities build consensus on the future of their towns and settlements.

We want to know what role you see your town playing in 30 years’ time, and what aspects of future development you value more. For example, is it more important to you to have local facilities on your doorstep or centralised services with good transport choices to get to them.

Register for a workshop near you at Eventfinda here. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

This will be your first opportunity to take part in this process. Once we’ve used the findings to develop a draft Spatial Plan, the intention is to run a formal public consultation process in Autumn 2020.

Feedback form

We invite you to complete an online survey form below. Hard copy feedback forms are also available at Council offices and libraries across the district.

Feedback closes at 5.00pm on 1 December.

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


How to take part

Community workshops

Come along to a facilitated community workshop near you, starting on 4 November in Wanaka. You'll find confirmed details of locations on the top right of this page.

The locations that the workshops are being held in are not indicative of inclusion or otherwise but aim to give us a variety of perspectives in smaller townships as well as around some of the larger hubs forming part of a bigger picture conversation of the Wakatipu and Upper Clutha areas.

These workshops will be made up of group activities designed to test scenarios and help communities build consensus on the future of their towns and settlements.

We want to know what role you see your town playing in 30 years’ time, and what aspects of future development you value more. For example, is it more important to you to have local facilities on your doorstep or centralised services with good transport choices to get to them.

Register for a workshop near you at Eventfinda here. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

This will be your first opportunity to take part in this process. Once we’ve used the findings to develop a draft Spatial Plan, the intention is to run a formal public consultation process in Autumn 2020.

Feedback form

We invite you to complete an online survey form below. Hard copy feedback forms are also available at Council offices and libraries across the district.

Feedback closes at 5.00pm on 1 December.