Beyond 2050: the future of Wanaka - have your say

Pictured: What’s your vision for Wanaka’s future? | Photo: Wanaka Sun

Now is the time to have your say on the future you’d like to see for Wanaka and the district. A draft vision currently available for feedback is seeking the public’s input on its vision statements, and the community has another chance to contribute their thoughts in person at a drop-in session later this month.

Driven by Queenstown Lakes District Council Mayor Jim Boult, the draft vision looks beyond 2050 and presents eight key themes in 'A Unique Place. An Inspiring Future | He Wāhi Tūhāhā. He Āmua Whakaohooho'. These are: pride in sharing paradise; thriving people; boldly embracing māoritanga; free-thinking, exhilarating opportunities; soaring creativity; clean connectivity; a deafening dawn chorus; and disaster-defying resilience.

This work sits alongside town-specific masterplans, the District Plan review, plans for community facilities and the 2018-2018 Ten Year Plan. It will also form a key part of a strategy to plan for future capacity and development in the district, meeting the expected demands of our growing community in both housing and business.

The strategy will integrate land use and infrastructure planning, and will address the aspirations of QLDC and community for how growth and change should be accommodated and managed.

The eight vision statements are on display in the reception foyers at QLDC’s Ardmore Street and Gorge Road offices until early February for reflection and comment. Hardcopies of the survey are also be available at the council offices for collection and drop off.

QLDC is hosting a drop-in session on Wednesday, January 30, at Wanaka Library from 11am to 1pm, and feedback can also be given through an online survey.

Council will begin collating feedback from next Friday, January 25, but the survey will remain open until early February.



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