Queenstown Lakes District Council and Queenstown Young Professionals are co-hosting a Spatial Plan facilitated workshop to continue the conversation on growth in our district.
Growth is something that can enhance our community wellbeing if it’s planned for. We can make choices to grow well.
The Spatial Plan will look at the growth in our towns and townships and explore what this means for our infrastructure (three waters, transport and social infrastructure) and community facilities in the next 30 years and beyond. This is the first spatial plan that QLDC will complete in partnership with Central Government and Kāi Tahu, and bigger in scope than anything we have ever had to undertake before.
The Spatial Plan is being based around a Grow Well concept or Whaiora in Māori which translates to “in the pursuit of wellness”.
It is our goal, as part of the Lakes District community, to support positive change that benefits the wellbeing of the whole district both now and in the future.
The Spatial Plan looks to provide a holistic picture of the Lakes District and Cromwell, considering how we protect what makes this area special, how our townships and settlements work together and what actions and investments will be needed.
WHY SHOULD I GET INVOVLED?
We’re looking for community help to develop the draft Spatial Plan. This involves either coming along to a community workshop near you and prioritising the types of services and facilities that are most important in your town or settlement, or sharing your views online.
Essentially a spatial plan is a community conversation about the future opportunities and challenges for residential, business and tourism growth, and how we futureproof and manage infrastructure. It’s a conversation we should, and have been asked to lead, to ensure that collectively we can be confident we’re delivering the best possible future for our community and the generations who will follow us.
We want to understand what role you see your town playing in 30 years’ time, and what aspects of future development you value more. For example, is it more important to you to have local facilities on your doorstep or centralised services with good transport choices to get to them.
The Spatial Plan builds on existing bodies of work such as the ‘My Place’ engagement held with the community earlier this year, Proposed District Plan Stage 3, growth strategies, Vision2050 and other key documents.
This will be your first opportunity to take part in the Spatial Plan process. We will then use the findings to develop a draft Spatial Plan. Following this, the intention is to run a formal public consultation process in March 2020.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Join us for a facilitated workshop session on Monday 11 November at Queenstown Memorial Hall from 6.15pm-8.30pm.
Doors open at 6.15pm with refreshments on arrival and 6.30pm start time.
To register for a workshop head to Eventfinda.co.nz or if you don’t have internet access give QLDC Customer Service Team a call on 03 441 0499 and they can help.
Places are limited so if you register and then are unable attend please do let us know prior by emailing Event Finda or get in touch with our Customer Service Team.
These workshops will be made up of three group activities designed to help communities build consensus on the future of their towns and settlements.
Activity One - a visioning exercise to understand what role the community sees their town playing in 30 years' time
Activity Two - prioritising facilities and services for the future that are the most important in your town or settlement
Activity Three - a ranking activity to determine key outcomes for the future
For more details about the Spatial Plan head to QLDC Let’s Talk
Can’t make a workshop? Visit letstalk.qldc.govt.nz from 21 October-15 November and tell us what you think on our online feedback form.