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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!

 

 

 

 

FORUM UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Water Forum Information

Water Forum Information

01 May 2018

Anita Golden

Over 200 of you shared your views at forum or online about freshwater in our District.  The raw data is now available for Queenstown and Wanaka.  We will form a volunteer taskforce over the next couple of weeks to further develop this information. 

What your views will inform!

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

The views we gather at public forum are used to inform a number of different key stakeholders, agencies (eg ORC, QLDC) and also other community groups and projects.

There are two additional key areas the result will inform for the Upper Clutha:

  • The Upper Clutha Lakes Trust and their Freshwater Improvement Fund project to create a Water management plan for the Upper Clutha
  • Simone Langhans SABER CULTURAL: SAfeguarding Biodiversity and Ecosystem seRvices by integrating CULTURAL values in freshwater management

Queenstown - we have an opportunity to leverage off the findings and work being done in the Upper Clutha - lets make the most of it!! 

Check our Popular News items for updates on our previous reports including Transport and Arrowtown Community Visioning

Upper Clutha Transport Report - update

Upper Clutha Transport Report - update

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

In March Stage 2 of the District Plan was released for public consultation.  This included Chapter 29 on Transport.  It is encouraging to see the goals and objectives of the chapter mirror the views that were expressed by our community within the Transport Reports (2017).   Shaping our Future submitted on the District Plan including:

Relief sought:
a. Amend the general framework in the objectives, policies and rules to the following effect:
a. Promoting and requiring integrated strategic planning between current and future transport needs and land use planning, and having a strong, robust plan for the future. This was the second recommendation of the Transport Report and has largely gone unheeded.
b. Requiring provision of improved, safe and separated commuter tracks (active modes) e.g. upgrade of Frankton to Queenstown trail to commuter status.
c. Promoting and requiring an innovative approach to transport – having a transport system that is flexible to future technology options and integrated into the strategic plan.

Read the full submission

Transport - Stage 2 QLDC District Plan

Transport - Stage 2 QLDC District Plan

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

In March Stage 2 of the District Plan was released for public consultation.  This included Chapter 29 on Transport.  It is encouraging to see the goals and objectives of the chapter mirror the views that were expressed by our community within the Transport Reports (2017).   Shaping our Future submitted on the District Plan including:

Relief sought:
a. Amend the general framework in the objectives, policies and rules to the following effect:
a. Promoting and requiring integrated strategic planning between current and future transport needs and land use planning, and having a strong, robust plan for the future. This was the second recommendation of the Transport Report and has largely gone unheeded.
b. Requiring provision of improved, safe and separated commuter tracks (active modes) e.g. upgrade of Frankton to Queenstown trail to commuter status.
c. Promoting and requiring an innovative approach to transport – having a transport system that is flexible to future technology options and integrated into the strategic plan.

Read the full submission

What's been happening with your Transport Report

What's been happening with your Transport Report

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

Shaping our Future continue to work with the key stakeholders to make sure your views from the Queenstown Transport Report (2017) are heard, remembered and actioned.

We have held workshops with the QLDC councillors and senior management and the Queenstown Transport Governance Group. Action is slow but it is there!

It is encouraging to see the Queenstown Integrated Transport Strategy adopted in June 2017.  Included in the recommended programme in line with your views was

  • Develop an integrated land use and transport masterplan and
  • Creation of a single transport entity for Wakatipu Basin to support and integrated transport

Public Transport, active transport, park and ride and upgrades to key commuter roads is included. Read the full recommended programme (page 73)

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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.

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Over 200 of you shared your views on the future of freshwater in the Queenstown Lakes District.  Read the summary information.

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