community forums

forum topics building the future of our district....

Since 2011 we have engaged with our community on a diverse range of topics that were identified as important to you.  Over 2000 community members have spent over 4000 volunteer hours at forums, on taskforces or as members of our Steering Group. 

Following our process of public forum, volunteer taskforce, strategy report, public forum and presentation of recommendations we have engaged with and discussed the areas of Events (2011 and 2016), Energy, Economic Futures (2012 and 2015), Innovation, Upper Clutha Conservation, Visitor and Tourism, Transport and worked with the Glenorchy and Arrowtown communities to create long term visioning. 

Have an idea for a forum?  Please get in touch with us, we are community driven and welcome feedback and ideas. 

For more information including final reports, minutes and updates please choose the forum you are interested in below.  Remember to join Shaping our Future if you want to keep up to date with latest developments!






Upper Clutha Transport Final Report

Upper Clutha Transport Final Report

25 Sep 2017

Anita Golden

We have completed the Upper Clutha Transport Report following two public forums in 2015 and 2016.  Shaping our Future and members of the taskforce are now working on the recommendations with the relevant agencies.  If you would like to get in involved please get in touch! 

Massive thank you to all the taskforce members (volunteers!) for their time and effort over the past two years in developing the vision and recommendations on behalf of the community.   

Upper Clutha Transport Final Report 2017

Upper Clutha Transport Report Appendices 2017

Glenorchy Community Gardens - Discussion meeting

15 Sep 2017

Anita Golden

One of the recommendations included in the Glenorchy Community Visioning report was to investigate the establishment of community gardens.  Come along to the Glenorchy Hall on 23rd September to discuss further!  Details below!


Glenorchy Community Garden

Arrowtown Community Visioning Draft Report 2017

14 Sep 2017

Anita Golden

We invite Arrowtown residents and those with an interest in the Arrowtown Community to join us at our second forum.on the future of Arrowtown.  We will be joined by QLDC representatives seeking feedback for the long term plan.

The draft report was prepared by a volunteer taskforce following our original forum in late 2015.  The information gathered at forum, including the key themes of Growth, Heritage, Character, Community and Environment, form the basis of the report setting out a long term vision and key recommendations towards achieving the vision. 

We will be providing a light supper including pizza from Terra Mia Arrowtown (Thank you!)

When:  Monday 16th October 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Where:  St John's Presbyterian Church, Berkshire St, Arrowtown

RSVP:  [email protected]

or phone Anita on 021 222 1231

The draft report is now available for review here.  We ask that you read prior to attending the forum and bring a copy with you for reference!

If you are not able to make the forum but would like to provide feedback please use our online survey.

Additional Appendix information:


Arrowtown Community Forum 2017

14 Sep 2017

Anita Golden

Our taskforce has been working on their draft report for the Arrowtown Community following our first community forum in 2015.  We invite you to join us for our second forum to provide feedback on the report and the recommendations included.

When:  Monday 16th October 2017

Where:  St John's Presbyterian Church Hall, 26 Berkshire Street, Arrowtown

Time:  6pm - 9pm

RSVP:  Arrowtown Community Forum 2017

The full report will be available shortly.



Queenstown Transport Final Report 2016

Queenstown Transport Final Report 2016

19 Apr 2017

Anita Golden

The Queenstown Transport Report is now finalised.  Over the coming weeks we will be meeting with the key stakeholders to present and start actioning the recommendations. 

Read the Final Report

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The Queenstown Lakes District is a unique area facing unique challenges.  Many agencies and individuals are focused on the problems of today. Without knowing where we want to go, how can we move in the right direction? 

Shaping our Future was formed to put communities at the forefront of shaping tomorrows future today.  We invite you to support us in creating a better future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.  We look to the long term - where do we want to be in 30, 40, 50 years?  Our process is designed to put in place actions to achieving our vision.

If we don't, who will?


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