Glenorchy Airstrip Reserve Management Plan

Glenorchy Airstrip is a low volume, non-certified aerodrome situated just south of the township of Glenorchy, on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. It houses a grass strip used by small private fixed wing aircraft and helicopter operations and is also a base for skydiving and other recreational aeronautical activities. 

This Draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977, and sets out objectives and policies for the management and development of the airstrip.

In summary, the Management Plan provides the following:

  • The principal purpose of the airstrip is recreational and tourism related aviation.
  • Funding for management and maintenance is to be provided for by user charges to be set in a transparent and equitable manner between different user groups.
  • The Council has ultimate responsibility for governance.  The Council, in consultation with Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC), has delegated responsibility to the QAC for establishing safe operating procedures in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority provisions.
  • No further intensification of the airstrip is proposed. However, if that should change the Glenorchy community should be actively engaged in matters concerning any future development of the airstrip.

Any person or organisation is welcome to make a submission on the draft management plan

Submissions close at 12pm on 12 June 2015. All submissions will be treated as public information.

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