Wanaka Masterplan

 Wanaka Town Centre GREEN

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on a draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan back in June. 

The feedback is published here in full along with a summary and details of next steps.   

>> Online Survey Feedback

>> Emailed Feedback 

>> Summary and next steps  

Head over to our 'Let's Talk' page to see the draft Masterplan released for community feedback in June 2019.  https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/wanaka-masterplan


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Activation Trial community engagement

The March 2019 Wanaka Activation Trials generated a huge response from the Upper Clutha community. We’ve received well over 1,000 items of feedback through our online Masterplan options survey and individual submissions during our second round of community engagement. Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute. It was great to interact with many of you over the four day trial at the community information tent where some of the proposed ideas being explored as part of the Town Centre Masterplan and transport infrastructure were on display.  


Read the feedback

>> Summary of survey results
>> All survey data
>> Written submissions


The options 

Here are the options we presented to the Wanaka community back in March. 


Any questions?

If you have any questions you can email us at any time at wanakamasterplan@qldc.govt.nz



Early Engagement - Read the feedback here! 

Your ideas and insights from last September 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.

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