Queenstown Gardens Development Plan

A revised Development Plan for the Queenstown Garden has been prepared as a result of submissions received last year.  


Project background:

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.  

Feedback received: 

>> Summary of Submissions (653KB)

>> Online Summary Report and Full Submissions (6.25MB)

The proposals: 

>> Revised Queenstown Gardens Development Plan (9.23MB)
>> Draft Development Plan (as consulted on)
 (PDF 6.6MB)


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.