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?
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.
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
areas would be developed before the removal of any existing 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. .