Strategic Growth Management

This page outlines how the Council is working to strategically manage growth in the Queenstown Lakes District.


Growth Options Study

In 2004 the Council consulted on the options for managing growth in the District – the result was the Growth Options Study.

>> Growth Options Study  (pdf 606kb)


Growth Management Strategy

Following the Growth Options Study the Growth Management Strategy was developed to provide strategic direction for where and how growth should be accommodated.  It was adopted by the Full Council at its May 2007 meeting.

>> Growth Management Strategy  (pdf 216kb)


Community Plans

Future planning workshops were undertaken district-wide from 2002-2004, resulting in the preparation of community plans for Queenstown, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Hawea, Cardrona, Kingston, Luggate and Makarora.

>> Read more about the Community Plans


Wanaka Structure Plan

Following the Wanaka 2020 workshops and Growth Options Study, the Council decided that it needed to undertake detailed structure planning of the land surrounding the Wanaka township.  This was key to making sure that Wanaka develops in a managed way that meets the needs of the growing community.

The Structure Plan provides direction for future new zones in the District Plan.

The Wanaka Structure Plan report was adopted as a working draft by the Strategy Committee in November 2004, then reviewed and adopted by the Council on 19 December 2007.

The Council now plans to incorporate the Structure Plan Review into the District Plan through a series of plan changes

>> 2007 Wanaka Structure Plan Review (pdf 347kb)
>> 2007 Proposed Zoning for Wanaka  (pdf 1.04mb)