Queenstown/Wakatipu urban boundary - drop-in session

Nov 4, 2009

A public drop-in session about proposed urban growth boundaries for the Wakatipu will be held at the Memorial Hall tomorrow (Wednesday), Queenstown Lakes District Council senior policy analyst Mark Rushworth said.

Urban boundaries are a planning tool used to define how big a town can grow, and determine where growth can occur in the long term to ensure the best use of urban land.

The drop-in session formed part of ongoing consultation on growth boundaries proposed for Queenstown and neighbouring areas, including Arthur’s Point, Frankton, Quail Rise, Lake Hayes Estate and Jack’s Point.   Arrowtown went through its own process of defining an urban boundary earlier this year.

“I urge anyone who is interested in talking through the issues and options, to come along any time from 12.30pm tomorrow“, Mr Rushworth said.

Senior council staff would be at the hall all afternoon to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out how the proposed district plan change might affect them.

A discussion document and summary was available on the council website www.qldc.govt.nz

Feedback should be received at the council by Friday, November 13, 2009.


For further information please contact senior policy analyst Mark Rushworth phone 03 441 0499.