Frankton Masterplan

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Frankton Masterplan project picks up the pace

Progress has stepped up a notch since we wrapped up our first stage of community engagement in October. Thanks for the time you spent sharing insights and ideas over this period - they have played a large part in structuring our recent workshops.

What's new?

Our project team hosted three days of workshops with invited stakeholders at the end of November. The first two days were focused on developing a Network Operating Framework for Frankton. This explored ideas for how a multi-modal transport system can support growth for existing and new residents, visitors and businesses. It also identified priorities for investment in transport (including access to trails and pathways for walking and cycling) and prioritisation of routes and how they can work better at specific times of the day.

The final day was an interactive 'vision' workshop where groups engaged in activities to help establish a long-term aspirational vision for Frankton and it's community.

Whats next?

The project team is continuing to meet with key stakeholders to further refine a range of project options. We'll be keen to hear your views on these options when we share them with the wider community in April 2019.

But in the meantime if you have any further feedback or ideas to share with us you can email us at any time at

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Please note that the Frankton Masterplan project now sits under the Wakatipu Way to Go umbrella and e-newsletter which updates on wider transport solutions for the Wakatipu. For more details click here from 1 April to head to our Let's Talk page.

Read the feedback from our early engagement

Your ideas and insights have reviewed and summarised to show emerging themes.

Frankton Masterplan community early insights - summary
Frankton Masterplan community early insights - detailed feedback
Frankton Masterplan - email feedback
Frankton Forum event - summary by Shaping Our Future 

Why develop a Masterplan?

The Frankton landscape has been developing at an unprecedented pace putting sustained pressure on existing facilities and infrastructure. This has resulted in a number of challenges for the people who live, work and play in the area, and also those who use it as a gateway to travel through.

Frankton needs to function in a multitude of ways for a multitude of purposes. It is a critical gateway for a growing number of residents and visitors, and equally as important, it is a centre for commercial and industrial activity, community facilities, recreation and social services.

The Masterplan process will take a holistic view of Frankton and consider options to ensure it remains liveable now and in the future.  It will also include a preferred programme of transport improvements to ensure good access both to and through Frankton.

The focus area along with the outlying areas that will influence the plan is illustrated below. 

Frankton Masterplan Study Area: 

Frankton Masterplan study area snip

Frankton Masterplan Community Engagement Process

Frankton Engagement process timeline diagram

Council approved an Establishment Report on 26 July which will guide the development of a Masterplan for Frankton.Read the Frankton Masterplan Establishment Report here.

Associated Reports

Frankton Establishment Report
Ten year plan (LTP)
Parks and Open Spaces Strategy
Queenstown Town Centre Masterplan documents
Queenstown Airport Masterplan Options Report 
Queenstown and Frankton Parking Strategy
Queenstown Intergrated Transport Programme Business Case 2017