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 opens on Monday 3 August at 9.00am and closes on Sunday 30 August at 5.00pm.

Drop-in sessions:

If you'd like to see the Concept Plans in person and chat to staff about them, we have a number a drop-in sessions coming up.

  • Wednesday 5 August - A presentation from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Lake Wānaka Centre
  • Tuesday 11 August - 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Lake Wānaka Centre.
  • Saturday 15 August - 11.00am to 1.00pm on the lakefront between Dungarvon Street and McDougall Street.
  • Thursday 20 August - 2.00pm to 4.00pm outside the Three Parks New World.

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 opens on Monday 3 August at 9.00am and closes on Sunday 30 August at 5.00pm.

Drop-in sessions:

If you'd like to see the Concept Plans in person and chat to staff about them, we have a number a drop-in sessions coming up.

  • Wednesday 5 August - A presentation from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Lake Wānaka Centre
  • Tuesday 11 August - 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the Lake Wānaka Centre.
  • Saturday 15 August - 11.00am to 1.00pm on the lakefront between Dungarvon Street and McDougall Street.
  • Thursday 20 August - 2.00pm to 4.00pm outside the Three Parks New World.
  • Help shape Wānaka's lakefront now and for future generations to enjoy.

    We've been working on revamped concepts for Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan, following community feedback last year regarding parking on the lakefront. We've created two designs, with both concepts featuring an active travel promenade, a proposed feature garden and the retention of existing trees. Option #1 features 144 new car parking spaces along the lakeside of Ardmore Street, and Option #2 includes retaining the Millennium Pathway in its existing location and adding no parking.

    If you prefer parking along the lakeside of Ardmore Street, there are a number of locations where new Millennium Pathway tiles could be laid.

    There are no preferred options at this stage of the process, and your feedback will help provide Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and the Wānaka Community Board (WCB) with direction to develop these concepts further.  


    Please make sure you have looked at the Concept Plans for Stage Two before completing this survey. You can find these designs above.

    Feedback closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 30 August, 2020.




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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to know how you feel about the Concept Plan for Stage Three of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan.

    No features are set in stone at this stage, but all are designed to adhere to following the four specific 'big moves':

    1. Restore and develop ecology
    2. Provide continuous access
    3. Improve landuse
    4. Provide a range of facilities
    Please make sure you have looked at the Concept Plan for Stage Three: Lakeside before completing this quick survey. 

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