Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan.

We've now published the feedback received, a summary of key themes and next steps. You'll find it in the document library to the right. >>>


Read the Draft Masterplan

The Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan has been a hot topic of conversation among many in the community over the past months and rightly so. It's an important process that builds on a lot of great work done in the past to set an aspirational plan for how our town could look, feel and be used in the next 30 plus years.

>> Read the Draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan engagement document here

>> Read background information on the Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan project


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan.

We've now published the feedback received, a summary of key themes and next steps. You'll find it in the document library to the right. >>>


Read the Draft Masterplan

The Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan has been a hot topic of conversation among many in the community over the past months and rightly so. It's an important process that builds on a lot of great work done in the past to set an aspirational plan for how our town could look, feel and be used in the next 30 plus years.

>> Read the Draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan engagement document here

>> Read background information on the Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan project


Do you have a question about the Draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan?  Ask it here and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. 

All questions and answers will be published here for everyone to see.  

Q&A

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  • 9 days ago Snoddy asked a question Why is the window for feedback until June 28, so incredibly short. Your soft response did not mention anything about the time-frame for funding with LTA which is the driving force behind pushing this thru so quickly. Why are you quiet on this?

    Concerned asked 5 months ago

    This feedback process is just one of many opportunities people will have to provide feedback on any specific projects that might come from the Masterplan.   

  • Sustainable growth sounds good but your attempt to cater for it may not what the Wanaka community wants. You say you have listened - Really? Wanaka is very different from Queenstown because the people living here don't want Wanaka to be like Queenstown, as you might have heard many many times. Why is it that we are forced to dream big for the future? Why does our current lakefront need to be beautified? People, even visitors like this rusty feel which is Wanaka. Please stop spending our money on what we don't see much point.

    Bruno asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your views.  Wanaka is unique and the things that make it special need to be protected.   But it is growing and changing and we do need to consider as a community how to manage that and ensure Wanaka remains vibrant and unique.  That's why we asked for feedback on the draft plan.   

  • I see by your master plan you have buses listed is this a 24 hour operation. There is no provision for taxis are they going to be eliminated. Is this a way of encouraging drink driving to increase revenue for Wanaka

    DENIS asked 4 months ago

    Of course not.  The Masterplan aims to enable a range of transport choices, including taxis and public transport. 

  • I am interested to know why ALL maps used by the Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan show the Stone Street Paper road as being wide and usable - when the camping ground actually occupies all but a very narrow strip of it?

    Meridee asked 5 months ago

    The plans in the draft Masterplan engagement materials are indicative, and will be reviewed in the next stage of the programme which will be a lot more detailed. 

  • The Town Centre Boundary includes Stone Street and the Paper Road of Stone Street - why is this not marked as a main flow area to the lake front and town centre? It directly accesses the largest residential population but is not marked as providing pedestrian flow or as providing cycle access?

    Meridee asked 5 months ago

    The pedestrian and cycle routes shown in the Masterplan engagement materials are indicative, and will be reviewed in the next stage of the programme. 

    Providing “Safe cycle access between local schools and Meadowstone” is one of the interventions that was identified during the stakeholder workshops in November 2018, and is captured within the draft Wanaka Transport Programme Business Case. The business case highlights that there are many unformed easements throughout Meadowstone that may provide opportunities to safely walk and cycle through the area. 

    Following approval from Council and funding partners, the Council will develop a specific walking and cycling business case. This business case will review the scope and location of the network and consider what types of facilities are required on each route (e.g. shared paths, separated facilities, cycle lanes etc). At this stage, opportunities through Meadowstone will be properly reviewed and considered.

     


  • Is this master plan based on the airport being developed?

    Anti Airport asked 5 months ago

    No.  There has been representation from the Airport Corporation at our stakeholder workshops but the Masterplan is not directly associated with any future plans they may have for the Airport (with the exception of the proposed cycle and bus route to the airport should development occur). 


  • You have drawings for a bypass across 2 holes of the golf course, but there is no comment on the impact of this to the golf course. There is no such thing as a 16-hole golf course. What are the plans to replace the land taken?

    AlMonro asked 5 months ago

    If the concept of a town centre bypass is supported it will be further investigated.  This work would include extensive consultation with the golf course to work through potential impacts and how they can be mitigated. 


  • why the expense of a new road whenyou could widen mcpherson st. and make it one way heading south thus reaching the same objective at a much lower cost?

    russandbev asked 5 months ago

    An alternative option using MacPherson Street was considered, however through analysis done so far a new bypass road was preferred.  This is because it provides safety benefits, is more direct and will be more effective at removing cross-town journeys through the town centre

  • Do you intend to put traffic lights on SH84 and Anderson Road

    Jeff asked 5 months ago

    Yes, there are two sets of traffic lights proposed at the intersection of SH84 and Anderson Road and the intersection between Brownston Street and Ardmore Street (Caltex Roundabout).


  • If the pedestrianisation trial caused significant losses (as a result of nearby parking) for most cbd businesses, and council genuinely listened to trial feedback, how is possible that the next iteration of the plan moved the proposed parking even further away from the cbd?

    roger asked 5 months ago

    One of the earlier options was for full closure of Ardmore St (with no parking) but based on the feedback received during the trial the current plan provides for short-term parking, loading bays and mobility parks on all of the town centre streets.

    Parking will still be available on and off street in the town centre. The intention is to improve how the supply of parking is managed so it best meets the needs of the community and visitors.  This will be done through the development of a parking strategy.  

  • Why is the window for feedback until June 28, so incredibly short

    Snoddy asked 5 months ago

    Three weeks is not an unusual period of time for an informal engagement process.  This one has been widely publicised and is the next step in an ongoing engagement that many people have contributed to. 


  • The plan shows "parking management" in years 1-5 and "Pembroke park land swap" in years 5-10. Presumably the landswap is required to create the new parking. Irrespective of what the final parking solution is, can the qldc commit to building new parks BEFORE losing the old ones?

    roger asked 5 months ago

    New parking areas would be developed before the removal of any existing parking.

    Parking management is a priority in first 1-5 years as parking was one of the key concerns raised by the community therefore will be addressed early in the programme.  This will be done through the development of a parking strategy which we will seek community input on.  .