My Place FAQs
Below are some frequently asked questions relating to My Place. If there is something you would like clarified that isn't listed below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Why are you doing these workshops?
A. The purpose of these facilitated workshops is to talk to the community early ahead of formal consultation later in the year. This is to understand public views on these topics before draft strategies are created for Climate Change, Housing, and Future Development. For townships (Makarora, Hāwea, Luggate, Albert Town, Kingston, Glenorchy & Kinloch), it also provides a chance to talk about upcoming chapters within Stage 3 of the District Plan review.
Q: What is the format of the evening?
A. The evening will follow a structured Full Circle format to share and brainstorm ideas together. This means there will be 3-4 tables covering specific topics. Attendees will start at one table and spend 15 minutes discussing a topic with other attendees and a table facilitator. When the 15 minutes is up, attendees will then move to the next table. This repeats until everyone has been to all the tables and have returned to their initial table. At this point, the key themes/messages for that table will be discussed and presented to the room.
Q. Can I present?
A. No. This is because this is a structured Full Circle style workshop to discuss specific topics in 90 minutes. This is different to other style QLDC events which are usually a presentation, Q&A or drop-in session.
Q. Why do Arrowtown and Arthurs Point have a combined event?
A. Due to resourcing we are only able to hold a certain number of workshops in the district.
Other townships have specific events for them as they will be directly affected by the Townships chapter in Stage 3 of the PDP. This is something that does not affect Arrowtown, Arthurs Point, Queenstown or Wānaka.
The decision was made to hold a combined event for Arrowtown and Arthurs Point (separate to Queenstown) as there are climate change, housing, and future development issues common enough between these two locations.
Q. Why do Glenorchy and Kinloch have a combined event?
A. Due to resourcing we are only able to hold a certain number of workshops in the district. Similar to the Arrowtown and Arthurs Point event, the decision was made to hold a combined event for Glenorchy and Kinloch as there are climate change, housing, and future development issues common enough between these two locations.
Q. Why does Cardrona not have an event?
A. As Cardrona sits within the Rural Visitor Zone, the Township Zone doesn’t apply. Other townships have specific events for them as they will be directly affected by the Townships chapter in Stage 3 of the PDP. Due to resourcing we are only able to hold a certain number of My Place workshops in the district so we have had to limit where these are scheduled.
Obviously we’d love to hear from Cardrona locals who would like to talk about climate change or housing strategies, and we would like to encourage them to attend the Wānaka workshop on Tuesday 5 March at the Lake Wanaka Centre. Alternatively, please share your ideas online at our new engagement site: https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz (this is available until 31 March).
Q. What happens with all the information gathered afterwards?
The information gathered at these workshops and through the online engagement platform (Let's Talk) will be collated and referred to when shaping the first drafts of these strategies and also plans for the district plan. These will then be consulted on formally later in 2019.
Q. What if I want to discuss other topics?
A. There will be a board available at the workshops where you can write down your contact details and suggestions/questions relating to other topics. These will be followed up on by the relevant QLDC representatives.
Q. Will there be an opportunity for questions?
A. There will be a few minutes at the end of the evening for questions relating to the topics discussed at the workshop.
Q. How do I stay in the loop about developments?
A. If you provide feedback on our online engagement platform (Let's Talk), you will be able to be notified about the Proposed District Plan and other updates. There will also be a registration form at each workshop to provide your details.
Q. When does the online engagement platform (Let's Talk) close for feedback?
A. Feedback closes for My Place on 31 March.