Queenstown Gardens Development Plan

Feedback on a proposed Development Plan for Queenstown Gardens has now closed.  We will share the feedback here soon.  

We have prepared a draft Development Plan for the Queenstown Gardens.  Now's your opportunity to shape what the gardens might look like in the future.  

The Queenstown Gardens celebrate the 150th Anniversary this year.  Historically there has never been a single plan directing the different projects in the gardens.  This development plan is a long term vision that seeks to:

  • improve the connection between the town centre and the gardens
  • improve pedestrian and cycling safety and wayfinding
  • provide a succession plan for heritage plantings and enhance ecology
  • accommodate a variety of activities for a wide range of users
  • provide views from gardens to the lake and town centre.  


The proposals: 

>> Read the Draft Development Plan here (PDF 6.6MB)


Next Steps

When the feedback period has closed, we will collate all of the comments received and use them to finalise the plan.  This will then be presented to the full Council for adoption.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the difference between a Development Plan and a Reserve Management Plan? 

The development plan contains the finer detail of how the area will be developed on the ground, for example pathways, succession planting, vehicle accessways, public toilets and more.   

The Queenstown Gardens Reserves Management Plan sets out the high level policies and objectives for the management of the Gardens, such as which activities are appropriate and where. 

When will work start happening in Queenstown Gardens? 

The plan is a long term strategy.  It has been created so that it can be broken into a series of smaller projects.  Each project will require funding from future annual plans. So some works may be undertaken within the next few years, other may be further into the future.

Who can I contact for further information?  

Jeannie Galavazi, Senior Parks and Reserves Planner, email jeannie.galavazi@qldc.govt.nz or phone 03 441 0499.