Community Board asked to approve Stage Two
Posted at 6:00am Thursday 05 Nov, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll firstname.lastname@example.org
A report for Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan will go before the Wānaka Community Board on today, with a recommendation that Option 1 of the Concept Design is approved.
If approved, Option 1 would see the inclusion of a travel promenade on the area of lakefront running from McDougall Street to Dungarvon Street, with new Millennium Pathway tiles laid beside it. The recommendation also included the retention of as many existing trees as possible and the introduction of car parking on the lakeside of Ardmore Street.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) General Manager Community Services, Thunes Cloete thanked the Wānaka community for its help spread over four drop-in sessions in August, saying that the feedback had helped to shape the report going before the Board.
"176 Wānaka residents took the time to share their thoughts on Stage Two, with feedback showing a preference for Option 1 of the concept design," Cloete said.
"We've taken on board the feedback and made several revisions to Option 1 as a result."
These revisions included feature gardens being redefined as natural shared spaces, with low-lying natural gardens and feature trees, and parking along the lakeside of Ardmore Street being broken into sections to create more view shafts and access points to the lakefront.
The provision for campervan parking would be removed from the design and instead Council would look to assign a small portion of existing parallel parks on the Pembroke Park side of McDougall Street.
If the report and its recommendations are approved, Council intends to form a working group to help with the creation of a new Millennium Pathway, with terms of reference for the group protect the original legacy of the Millennium Pathway and its content.
Read edition 999 of the Wānaka Sun here.