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Te Tapuae Southern Corridor

Te Tapuae

Guiding new development in the Southern Corridor south of Kawarau River, from Coneburn to Jacks Point.

About the project

We're drafting a Structure Plan for Te Tapuae Southern Corridor, the land that sits south of Kawarau River from Coneburn to Jacks Point and one of six Priority Development Areas identified in the Queenstown Lakes Spatial Plan 2021 (QLSP).

QLSP Outcomes:

  • Consolidated growth and more housing choice

  • Public transport, walking and cycling is the preferred option for our daily travel

  • A sustainable tourism system

  • Well-designed neighbourhoods that provide for everyday needs.

  • A diverse economy where everyone can thrive

By creating a Structure Plan for this area, we can help guide new development in the Southern Corridor to make sure the area has the infrastructure and services required, and delivers what our community needs now, and will need in the future.  Development of this Structure Plan seeks to meet the Kāi Tahu outcomes, with Kāi Tahu playing an active role in its creation too.

Key priorities for the Southern Corridor include:

  • Well designed neighbourhoods that provide for everyday needs, including the increased provision of housing and housing choices, the supply of community infrastructure and reserves, and the future commercial needs of the area;

  • Future proofed access to more public transport routes and a network of walking and cycling trails;

  • Protect public access and biodiversity, and create new and enhanced green open spaces that connect people with Lake Whakatipu, the Remarkables, and Kawarau River;

  • Ensure the area is developed in a way that minimises emissions, embodied carbon and waste through good urban design;

  • Improve community resilience in a changing climate.

Development of land in the Southern Corridor is already underway, from Jacks Point through to Hanley’s Farm and Parkridge, but there are some areas which are not yet developed. A Structure Plan will make sure the houses, parks and reserves, services, and infrastructure our community needs are all considered and factored into the future of the area.

Our approach

Structure Planning happens over phases, so we’ll be working on this for some time to come. The result of this work will provide a basis for changes to the planning rules in QLDC’s District Plan and the strengthening of a network of developers and partners working together to achieve good outcomes for our people.

  • This is where our project team will gather information, talk with partners and stakeholders, and get a full understanding of the opportunities and constraints of the area.

  • This involves exploring and testing spatial design options, developing design principles, and engaging closely with partners, stakeholders, and the community. 

  • Once we’ve reviewed and incorporated community feedback, the project team will then refine the options into a Structure Plan and prepare the associated District Plan variation documents.

  • The draft Structure Plan will need to be endorsed by Full Council for public consultation. If endorsed, the consultation will take place over a 28 day period. This time period will include a range of addition community engagement opportunities to share details about the Plan, build further awareness in the community, and encourage people to provide feedback on the draft Structure Plan.

  • Community submissions will inform the final version of the Structure Plan. The Plan will need to go to Full Council for adoption.

    What happens after that:

    The final approved Structure Plan will form the basis of changes to rules in the District Plan. Any changes would be made under a plan change process (either a standard plan change process or the streamlined planning process) and will include further opportunity for community engagement and public submissions.


Community drop-in sessions

We’re hosting drop-in sessions in Hanley's Farm and Jacks Point in November to share information about the draft Structure Plan for Te Tapuae Southern Corridor and to get community insight into what we’ve got right, and what we might need to change or incorporate going forward. All are welcome to attend any of the below drop-in sessions - we hope to see you there!

Drop-in session details:

Tuesday 21 November 2023

  • 3.30pm – 7.00pm

  • School Hall – Te Kura Whakatipu o Kawarau (Hanley’s Farm)

  • A brief presentation will be held at 4.00pm and 6.00pm.

Thursday 23 November 2023

  • 3.30pm – 7.00pm

  • Lake Tewa Events Marquee - Jacks Point (by the Clubhouse)

  • A brief presentation will be held at 4.00pm and 6.00pm.

Consultation and feedback

Following on from our community drop-in sessions being run in November 2023, there will be a range of other opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts on a Structure Plan for Te Tapuae Southern Corridor. We’ll also be sure to share summaries of feedback we receive here.

Watch this space!

Need more info?

If you're looking for more information on the Structure Plan for Te Tapuae Southern Corridor or you have a question, please email