Wanaka Masterplan

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Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan gathers momentum

A lot has been happening since we spoke to you last, thanks again for all the rich feedback that you provided during our early engagement campaign which has formed the basis for our conversations going forward.

What's new?

A series of stakeholder workshops were held in Wanaka in mid-November.  These explored and built on the ideas and insights gathered from the recent community engagement.  These sessions were also used to identify potential solutions to the transport challenges that come with a growing town.   

We have also established a Community Reference Group, made up of elected members from the Wanaka Community Board and primarily local representatives. Their role is to challenge, feed into and play a part in guiding the Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan as it progresses. Take a look at who's involved here 

What's next?

A range of project options are being explored and refined.  We'll be keen to hear your feedback on these options when we share them with the wider community in 2019.

But in the meantime if you have any further feedback or ideas to share you can email us at any time at wanakamasterplan@qldc.govt.nz

Stay informed

If you’d like to be kept in the loop with our communications over the course of the project please sign up to our monthly e-newsletter here. 

Read the feedback from our early engagement

Your ideas and insights have been collated and summarised to show emerging themes.

Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan community early insights - summary
Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan community early insights - detailed feedback
Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan - email feedback
Mount Aspiring College student ideation session - summary
Mount Aspiring College student ideation session - data 

Why develop a Masterplan?

It’s no secret that Wanaka and the wider district is facing unprecedented residential and visitor growth. 

The Masterplan process will focus on how the town centre works and functions in the next 30 years, including a preferred programme of transport improvements to ensure good access to and around the CBD and wider urban area of Wanaka, ie schools, airport, Three Parks etc. 

Have a look at the maps illustrating both the town centre and transport programme study area below:

Wanaka Masterplan Study Area:

Wanaka Masterplan Study Area

Wanaka Transport Programme Study Area:

Wanaka Transport Programme Study Area Snip

The Masterplan process will also look at solutions for parking, public transport, shared spaces, alternative modes of transport and consider ways to make sure the things that make Wanaka so special are retained.   Importantly, these things will be considered as a whole.  Council will be bringing together past plans and strategies to allow for a holistic and consolidated view. This is to ensure a ‘big picture’ approach which builds on the work already done so that future developments provide the best possible outcome for the town.

Wanaka Masterplan Community Engagement Process

Wanaka Masterplan Community Engagement process V3 Webpage

An Establishment Report providing the framework to guide the Wanaka Masterplan project was given approval to proceed by council on 26 July. Take a look at the report here.

Associated reports

Wanaka Establishment Report
10-Year Plan (LTP)
Lake Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan
Wanaka Network Operating Framework Report
Wanaka 2020 Community Plan
Wanaka town centre strategy 2009
Wanaka Transportation and Parking Strategy 2008
Wanaka Structure Plan 2007
Wanaka Transport Strategic Case