Stage Two - Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan

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Wānaka's lakefront is one of the community's most treasured assets, integral to both local and visitor experiences in the town and an ever-increasingly popular place to be. Following the completion of the Wānaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan (2014), a three month consultation period was held in 2016 and produced the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan.


The big moves

The community feedback shaped four 'big moves'. Every stage and project within the Lakefront Development Plan will be designed with the four big moves in mind:

  1. Restore and develop ecology
  2. Provide continuous access
  3. Improve landuse
  4. Provide a range of facilities


A staged approach

The Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is split into five stages:

  1. Stage One [complete]
  2. Stage Two
  3. Stage Three
  4. Stage Four (in conjunction with the Wānaka Town Centre Masterplan)
  5. Stage Five


Stage Two:

Two Concept Plans are now available for Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan, the area of lakefront running from the Wānaka-Mt Aspiring Road Carpark through to Dungarvon Street and the Wānaka Town Centre.

Both Concept Plans feature an active travel promenade, allowing pedestrians and cyclists the continuous access along the lakefront that they crave. We're also intending to retain all existing trees in the area, and propose the introduction of a feature garden.

Concept Plan #1 features the introduction of parking along the lakeside of Ardmore Street and new Millennium Pathway tiles being laid in a new location. Options for that are along the active travel promenade, or in and around the proposed feature garden.

Concept Plan #2 features the Millennium Pathway staying in its existing location, and no parking added to Ardmore Street.


Feedback:

Feedback on these Concept Plans closed on Sunday 30 August at 5.00pm.


Wānaka's lakefront is one of the community's most treasured assets, integral to both local and visitor experiences in the town and an ever-increasingly popular place to be. Following the completion of the Wānaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan (2014), a three month consultation period was held in 2016 and produced the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan.


The big moves

The community feedback shaped four 'big moves'. Every stage and project within the Lakefront Development Plan will be designed with the four big moves in mind:

  1. Restore and develop ecology
  2. Provide continuous access
  3. Improve landuse
  4. Provide a range of facilities


A staged approach

The Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is split into five stages:

  1. Stage One [complete]
  2. Stage Two
  3. Stage Three
  4. Stage Four (in conjunction with the Wānaka Town Centre Masterplan)
  5. Stage Five


Stage Two:

Two Concept Plans are now available for Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan, the area of lakefront running from the Wānaka-Mt Aspiring Road Carpark through to Dungarvon Street and the Wānaka Town Centre.

Both Concept Plans feature an active travel promenade, allowing pedestrians and cyclists the continuous access along the lakefront that they crave. We're also intending to retain all existing trees in the area, and propose the introduction of a feature garden.

Concept Plan #1 features the introduction of parking along the lakeside of Ardmore Street and new Millennium Pathway tiles being laid in a new location. Options for that are along the active travel promenade, or in and around the proposed feature garden.

Concept Plan #2 features the Millennium Pathway staying in its existing location, and no parking added to Ardmore Street.


Feedback:

Feedback on these Concept Plans closed on Sunday 30 August at 5.00pm.


CLOSED: This discussion on Stage Two has concluded.

Wanting to know something about Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan? Ask it here and we'll get you the answer.

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    Please make the roads around Pembroke Park one-way, ie, make it into a big roundabout. Also, make Ardmore St one-way south only from Lakeside Drive to Dungarvon St. Using good signage, direct all general traffic away from Ardmore St, ie, send them via Dungarvon and Brownston St. And finally get your fingers out of your rather tight rear ends (you know how badly you failed in Queenstown several years ago) and ensure that you will be able to provide enough town centre parking to satisfy future demand for both locals and tourists. I suspect that we need to build a significant multi-storey car park. My suggestion would be to locate this behind the Bullock Bar.

    macphersonpete asked 3 months ago

    Future work on any roading and centralised parking will be delivered by a wider transport strategy plan currently underway in Wānaka. The team is aware of interest in some form of multi-storey car parking, but we’ll provide your feedback to them too.

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    Why not just convert the parking on Ardmore Street to angle parking? I have estimated this would create approximately 150-175 parks at 2.5 metres per park while still retaining the lighting poles with shrub plantings underneath Also the existing drainage systems could be retained by using a dish drain system along with retaining the existing post and chain barriers Camper van (day parking only !)could be provided at the Showgrounds by upgrading the existing entranceway and parking area near the rugby club rooms

    Graham asked 3 months ago

    If referring to the Ardmore Street parking along Pembroke Park, The focus area for the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is the Lakefront Reserve, therefore the scope of the design is within this reserve and does not include Pembroke Park. However, we welcome any feedback on how parking could be better utilised in a different location so the Wānaka Community Board can take this into account.

    We’ve received many comments around specific parking for campervans and the location best suited to this, and this is also feedback the WCB will take into account.

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    Not a question but a comment. One of the attractions of coming into Wanaka from where we live rurally is the ease of parking and how easily we can get some food from the local shops and then go and walk or sit at the lake front while also exercising the dog. Please don't make it difficult for people who can't walk distances.

    Christine asked 3 months ago

    Option #1 provides parking along the lakeside of Ardmore Street, providing continued ease of access to Lake Wānaka, the town centre and local shops. It will also incorporate a number of disability parking spaces.

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    Would you please put the 4m path along the lakefront as you have advertised over the years and not along the carpark as both of your plans mistakeny show? Who comes to wanaka to walk along a carpark?

    Jake asked 3 months ago

    While the Concept Plans for Stage Two show a possible location for the shared pathway, we’re interested in feedback on where it could work better, and the Wānaka Community Board will take that feedback into account before making any further decisions.

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    Has the Council's Climate Change commitments been fully considered when proposing a massive investment in car parking?

    BruceC asked 3 months ago

    The parking detailed in Concept Plan #1 is in response to concerns around losing existing parking spaces in the area, as raised in 2019, and works to maintain the ease of access many community members desire for the lakefront. The inclusion of a 4 metre-wide promenade is in line with Council's desire to encourage active travel, and one of the main areas of focus for the whole of the Lakefront Development project is to restore and develop the ecology through ecological enhancements and native revegetation planting. While work is undertaken to consider our Climate Action Plan, we'd more than welcome other suggestions from the community on how to effectively deliver to it in Stage Two, and beyond!

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    I support option 1b but suggest that bulky vehicle parking such as campers should be restricted to a specific parking area on Ardmore further away from Pembroke Park and the town centre, or a site remote from the lakefront where they do not block an open view of the Lake from Pembroke Park. Will the waterfront promenade also have water fountains available to discourage plastic water bottles?

    Bernard F asked 3 months ago

    The idea to shift specific campervan parking to one area has been raised, and we welcome this feedback to help shape future decisions. Currently, in Concept Plan #1 campervan parking is located at the western end of the parking provided.

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    Consultation re Stage 2 Wanaka Waterfront Submission. I have looked at the proposed plans and attended the drop in session on the Wanaka waterfront. I support Option 1A, as I think it provides a sensible solution to the current car parking problems, while at the same time allowing for an attractive foreshore. It also provides a good long term solution to the reinstallation of the Millennium Pathway. I am a little confused as to the artists impression re Option 1A. This impression shows the Millennium tiles adjacent to a stone wall. I presume the stone wall is part of the proposed ‘feature garden’? However the drawing in Option 1, shows the garden on one side, and the tiles across on the lake side of the footpath. Something is not quite right here ?? There is something very appealing about the current natural state of the foreshore. It is has never been manicured or modified. In my opinion it is important to retain this natural and open look. The natural state of the foreshore is what makes it compelling I am not convinced there is a need to introduce the additional modification of a raised feature garden. I do not like the artists impression in 1A showing a green planted border. These plants are not on the waterfront now, and do not need to be introduced. It is not a botanical garden. These types of garden often suffer through difficulty in getting plants established, and then when they do, they become overgrown and block views. In my view they are not needed. Perhaps instead of the feature garden, some sort of meeting areas could be created. Surrounded by appropriate ‘simple’ seating structures. The space could be used for informal gatherings or meet up by community groups. E.g. Wanaka Walking Group. In the vicinity of Eely Point, raised square wooden structures work well for seating and picnicking. Perhaps 3-4 of these could be dotted informally along the gravel path. Two Important Matters • Flooding: The design of this area should be done in conjunction with the area in front of the Wanaka CBD. It is important that a raised berm is incorporated into the design. Where as berm is not present ( disabled access) then opening spaces should be capable of being sand bagged. Work is currently being undertaken re delivering a new Flood Response Plan for the township. The landscaping in this zone should be consistent and complimentary to the CBD flood mitigation work . • Parking: With the proposed parking under 1A, it will be important to develop a policy regarding time limits. There should be reasonable ‘turnover’ of the parks. The zone should not be available for all day parking . Roger Gardiner 149 Stone St Wanaka 0211177220 ( Committee Member Wanaka CBD Property Owners Group) ( this is a personal submission)

    gardiner@outlook.co.nz asked 3 months ago

    The impression of the Proposed Feature Garden is a concept and one that we’re interested in hearing feedback on. While the image depicts a stone wall, we’d like to reiterate that this is only a concept of how the garden could look, and we’ve received comments detailing how this could be improved upon – whether that be through less of a formal design, simple planting, or no garden.

    Concept Plan #1 shows the potential location of both the shared pathway, and proposed feature gardens, and has lines depicting where Millennium Pathway tiles could sit on both (depending on which option you prefer).

    We welcome any feedback on utilising the area for a different purpose: ie. if you prefer a garden space being used as some form of gathering area. And regarding parking and time limits, we’re also interested to hear your thoughts.

    Flood protection and mitigation will be taken into account in the detailed design of Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan.

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    Heres 4 for you You are correct about maintaining it for future generations, but have you gone and looked at the people, cars, and vans parked there? The Majority of them are looking at the view, enjoying a picnic and having a swimming. Where else in New Zealand can you do this ? Correct me if i am wrong, but aren't all the tracks around the lake gravel ? How is it improved land use when we cant drive our families young and old to the best beech in Wanaka which as you have stated, we have been doing this for years ?

    Deane Fluit asked 3 months ago

    In Concept Plan #1, alternative parking is provided alongside the lakefront on Ardmore Street that aims to provide continued ease of access to Lake Wānaka. The improvement of landuse comes in taking one of the most prized parts of Wānaka which, in the past, has been dominated by parked cars and campervans, and returning it to people and pedestrians.

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    Why are you not just converting the parking on Ardmore Street to angle parking beside Pembroke Park? I asked this question before which you completely side stepped. I did not ask you to encroach on Pembroke Park, just change the way the cars park now. I too do not want the beach front developed. LEAVE IT ALONE. I want to enjoy it the way it is with no fancy gardens and definitely no parking. I don't like either of your plans and have no idea why you continue to spend my money on consultants.

    Vicki asked 3 months ago

    The focus area for the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is the Lakefront Reserve, therefore the scope of the design is within this reserve and does not include Pembroke Park. However, we welcome any feedback on how parking could be better utilised in a different location so the Wānaka Community Board can take this into account. Any introduction of angle parking along Pembroke Park would require some amount of change to the kerb and channel.

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    Why are we trying to change our lake front ? I think people are missing the point, the beech front is iconic to Wanaka for its views and easy access for swimming and boating picinics etc.If you want to enjoy it go park there and then go sit on the beech, Remember this is why people come to Wanaka. Deane Fluit

    Deane Fluit asked 3 months ago

    Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan encapsulates an important area of Wānaka and the town's lakefront, enjoyed by generations of residents and visitors.  As a result, it needs to be protected and maintained for future generations.  Council initially consulted on the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan in 2015/2016, and received feedback to work on providing continuous access around the lakefront, currently hindered by vehicles parking on the grass verges and by poor track surfaces. We also received feedback encouraging the restoration and development of ecology, improved landuse on the lakefront, and the installation of a range of new facilities.

    Work on Stage Two will help provide green spaces and pedestrian-friendly places on the lakefront.