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!

 

 

 

 

FORUM UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Shaping our Future Submissions

Shaping our Future Submissions

04 Jun 2018

Anita Golden

Your views have been submitted as part of the Shaping our Future submissions on:

QLDC 10 Year Plan 2018-28

ORC 10 Year Plan 2018 -28

ORC Biodiversity Strategy 2018

ORC Air Quality Strategy 2018

 

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)

The
QLDC District Plan - Stage 2 Wakatipu Land Use

QLDC District Plan - Stage 2 Wakatipu Land Use

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

In March 2018 QLDC consulted on their proposed Stage 2 of the District Plan.  Included was a variation on land use for the Wakatipu Basin. 

The area surrounding Arrowtown was rezoned as Wakatipu Basin Rural Amenity. 

The community told us that they wanted to maintain Arrowtown as a Village, surrounded by green space.  The proposed change would protect the green areas around Arrowtown with a minimum subdivision size of 80hectares.  Read the full Shaping our Future submission supporting the change (with the exception of Jopp St).

Whats happening in the regulatory world of water

Whats happening in the regulatory world of water

28 Mar 2018

Anita Golden

Learn about the current regulatory world of Freshwater!  

A summary of current regulation updates on Water Quality, Regional Policy Statement, Arrow River catchment and Wakatipu Basin Aquifer, Cardrona River and Wanaka  Basin Cardrona Gravel Aquifer and Residual flows impacting on the Queenstown Lakes District.

Read the full summary

 

 

QLDC and Queenstown Airport sign long-term lease for Wanaka Airport

QLDC and Queenstown Airport sign long-term lease for Wanaka Airport

22 Mar 2018

Anita Golden

Great progress in the Air section recommendations of the Upper Clutha Transport Report. Queenstown Airport will be consulting with the community later in 2018 to inform their future masterplan for Wanaka Airport. 

Upper Clutha Transport - Air Recommendation

Develop Wanaka Airport into a ‘centre for aviation excellence’ which contributes positively to the Upper Clutha economy and meets the transport needs of residents and visitors.  In order to do this:
• It is essential that The Upper Clutha is adequately and openly represented on any governance/ownership group to ensure The Upper Clutha’s interests are represented.
QLDC works with Queenstown Airport Corporation on a management/ ownership/lease model for Wanaka Airport.
Wanaka Airport works with Queenstown Airport to complement and collaborate rather than compete.
Land is secured to future proof the airport for the next 50+ years.

Read the full press release

Watch a Shaping our Future Forum

Watch a Shaping our Future Forum

05 Mar 2018

Anita Golden

Ever wondered what happens at a Shaping our Future Forum?  This short video is from our first Arrowtown public forum. 

We bring our community members together to discuss your vision for the future.  We use world cafe style which gives every person in the room a voice, not just the loudest voice. We workshop the key issues in small groups and look at possible solutions.  This information forms the basis for our volunteer taskforces to develop their strategic reports. 

Some of the key things we ask:

1.  The biggest challenges facing us today (priorities)

2.  Look more closely at the challenges - where do we want to be in the future ie what does success look like?  What are the critical driving influences and what are some of the possible solutions to bring us closer to our vision for the future.

Watch the video

 

 

 

 

Shaping our Future to turn the spotlight on water

Shaping our Future to turn the spotlight on water

05 Mar 2018

Anita Golden

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SHAPING OUR FUTURE INC, QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT:

 5 March 2018

Shaping our Future turns the spotlight on water - Read the full media release

 

 

Otago Regional Water Plan - opportunity for feedback

Otago Regional Water Plan - opportunity for feedback

30 Oct 2017

Anita Golden

The quality of our lakes and rivers, monitoring and future use were highlighted as areas of importance in the Upper Clutha Conservation Report, Upper Clutha Transport Report, Arrowtown and Glenorchy Community Reports and Queenstown Transport.  ORC are currently changing their Water Plan.  Please see the information below on how you can get involved. 

 

We are developing a change to Otago’s Regional Plan Water (Water Plan) to manage the amount of water in the Clutha/Mata-au, its lakes and main upper catchment tributaries. This includes setting minimum flows and allocation limits for the Clutha/Mata-au, Kawarau and Hawea Rivers and levels and allocation limits for Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Roxburgh.

Before we notify a proposed plan change to the Water Plan, we are holding a series of three community consultation sessions over the coming months to develop the plan change. The feedback we receive from the community at these sessions will help us develop the plan change.

The first sessions are between 22 November and 5 December 2017, where we will be asking what’s important for you about the Clutha/Mata-au, Kawarau and Hawea Rivers and Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, Hawea, Dunstan and Roxburgh and the availability of water for diverse uses and values. At the start of each session there will be a brief presentation, and following that ORC staff will be available to talk one to one with people. 

SESSION DETAILS:

 

Queenstown

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Copthorne Lakefront Hotel

88 Frankton Road

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

 

 

Wanaka

Thursday 23 November 2017

Lake Wanaka Centre

89 Ardmore Street

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

 

 

Cromwell

Monday 27 November 2017

The Gate

6 Barry Avenue

6.30-8.30pm

 

 

Alexandra

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Cellar Door

143 Centennial Avenue

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

Roxburgh

Monday 4 December 2017

Roxburgh Memorial Hall

120 Scotland Street

6.30-8.30pm

 

 

Balclutha

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Rosebank Lodge

265 Clyde Street

1.30-3.30pm or 6.30-8.30pm

 

If you can’t attend a session, you can check out the information online and submit your feedback there from 22 November or by post (Private Bag 1954, Dunedin 9054). To account for the upcoming holiday season, feedback closes at
5pm on Friday 19 January 2018. 

For more information go to www.orc.govt.nz/clutha, call 0800 474 082, or email [email protected].

Your feedback on what is important to you will help us develop options for the plan change.  We will consult with you again on these options, and again on a preferred option, before we notify a plan change to the Water Plan.

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

Upper Clutha Transport Draft Report March 2017

Upper Clutha Transport Draft Report March 2017

19 Apr 2017

Anita Golden

Upper Clutha Transport Report Forum 2017

We invite you to join us to provide feedback on the Shaping our Future Upper Clutha Transport Draft Report.

The purpose of our second forum is to get community buy in/consensus on the proposed vision and recommendations. We encourage you to read the full report (Executive Summary and Recommendations included below) prior to attending the forum.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your contacts.

Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Date: Thursday 4th May, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
RSVP: Anita Golden at [email protected] or phone 021 222 1231

If you are not able to attend but would like to provide feedback please fill in our short survey available here.

Executive Summary and Key Recommendations


The Upper Clutha Transport taskforce have worked through the information gathered at public forum, held discussions with local experts and considered the Queenstown Transport report. This report outlines the long term vision and recommendations towards achieving the vision.

The Upper Clutha is experiencing a period of growth in population, visitor numbers and development. By being proactive now to plan for our future we can ensure infrastructure needs keeps up with growth. Current projections for the Upper Clutha are:

  • Resident population numbers are expected to double from 10,340 in 2015 to 22,509 in 2048.
  • Visitor numbers are expected to double from an average per day of 6,399 in 2015 to 13,391 in 2048.
  • In recent years there has been an increase in new large scale development (eg Three Parks and Northlake).
  • The resident and visitor population are highly reliant on private vehicles for work and recreation.
  • The Upper Clutha is spread over a wide geographical area making the viability of public transport an issue into the future connecting within the area and also to surrounding areas eg Cromwell, Queenstown.

Vision 2050 and beyond

Overall Vision and Land Transport:

“The Queenstown Lakes District has a functional, innovative, integrated, multi-modal and sustainable transport system that supports a thriving, healthy community and enhances the visitor experience.

Implementing this vision, the Upper Clutha will be open to change and new technologies, giving priority to initiatives that enhance connectivity and the character of the area."

Air Transport sub vision:

“Wanaka airport is a destination for high yielding innovative businesses creating a sustainable aviation hub for the region”

Water Use – Recreational and Commercial sub vision:

“To ensure the best possible user/visitor lake/waterway experience whilst preserving the natural beauty, water quality and environmental integrity of our most valuable asset.”

Summary of Recommendations

The following is a summary of the key recommendations proposed as steps towards achieving the vision. Further detail and information on each of the recommendations is available within the full report.

  1. Support for a single Transport Entity (QLDC, ORC and NZTA) as proposed by the Queenstown Transport Report 2016.
  2. That the Transport Entity consider the recommendations in the Queenstown Transport Report relating to Strategic Integrated Planning, Research and Analysis, Public Transport and Parking, Cycling/ Walking (including other active transport modes), Community Culture and Funding be applied district-wide. The full recommendations are available in appendix 8.
  3. Proposed short – medium term recommendations for land transport in the Upper Clutha:
    Integrated Strategic Planning - main arterial routes, future transport needs, maintenance/upgrade planning for current network, Wanaka lakefront and CBD.
    Public Transport - Future provision for transport hubs
    Walking/Cycling “active transport modes”- Safe and attractive tracks, including commuter trails, with infrastructure that is fit for purpose connecting our communities residential, recreational, retail and business areas. .
    Community Culture – co-ordination promotion and information available to the residents and visitors to the Upper Clutha. Long term behavioural change.
    Parking – long term parking strategy for the CBD, lakefront, retail and business centres.
  4. Develop Wanaka Airport into a ‘centre for aviation excellence’ which contributes positively to the Upper Clutha economy.
  5. Shaping our Future facilitate the first meeting to establish a ‘Lake Management Group’ with representation from all lake and waterway users.
  6. That a portfolio for Transport Planning and Implementation within QLDC be assigned to an appropriate Wanaka representative.
  7. QLDC provides resource to continue a long term future thinking process for the Upper Clutha Community that identifies their values and characteristics overall and creates a long term vision for the area (eg Wanaka 2020). This transport report is integrated into the process. Futhermore a futures group aligns its action plan around Council’s polices, strategies and community consultation processes so it has input into decision making processes.

Read the Full Upper Clutha Transport Report

Upper Clutha Transport Report - Appendices

Economic Futures 2014

Economic Futures 2014

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

Following the work done by the Shaping Our Future forum, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Council commissioned a Draft Economic Strategy. The intention was to identify possible ways to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy, providing benefits for all our small communities as well as the district as a whole.

In 2014 the Queenstown Lakes District released a draft Economic Development Strategy document.   Shaping our Future held a forum in Queenstown and Wanaka and submitted the community views on the report.

Queenstown Submission

Wanaka Submission

Economic Futures 2011

Economic Futures 2011

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

In 2012 the Shaping our Future Economic Futures Report was finalised and presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council.  The key recommendation was for funding to further investigate a model for an Economic Futures Agency (EFA).  This funding was forthcoming and in 2014 the Martin Jenkins Report was presented to the public for feedback. 

FINAL REPORT 2012

Events Forum 2016

Events Forum 2016

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

The events environment in the Queenstown Lakes District has evolved since the original report in 2012.  In 2016 we once again looked to the future for the industry.  The forum included short presentations from Shaping our Future and the QLDC Events Office.

We invited all those involved in organising, participating, hosting or funding events and community members with an interest in events to attend and share their views.  

Shaping our Future is in the process of forming a taskforce to once again look to the future of Events.

2016 EVENTS FORUM PRESENTATION

2016 EVENTS FORUM RAW DATA

 

 

 

Events Forum 2012 Final Report

Events Forum 2012 Final Report

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

Shaping our Future first held a District-wide events forum in 2011. A volunteer Events Taskforce looked into the issues and opportunities identified in the public forums and published an Events Report, which identified a range of recommendations, including one to QLDC for the establishment of a Lakes District Events office.

EVENTS INDUSTRY FINAL REPORT 2012

Transport Forum Raw Data

Transport Forum Raw Data

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

Over 120 people attended Shaping our Future Transport forum in Queenstown and Wanaka.  A volunteer taskforce is currently working through the raw data to form a long term vision and key recommendations for the future of transport in Wanaka.

TRANSPORT FORUM RAW DATA

WANAKA TRANSPORT TASKFORCE TERMS OF REFERENCE

Arrowtown Community Forum Raw Data

Arrowtown Community Forum Raw Data

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

In August 2015 over 120 Arrowtown community members came together to discuss their future vision for the community.  A volunteer taskforce is currently meeting regularly to develop a long term vision and recommendations to present back to the community based on the views at the original forum.

Arrowtown Forum Raw Data

Arrowtown Taskforce Terms of Reference

Glenorchy Community Forum Report

Glenorchy Community Forum Report

13 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

Following the original forum in April 2015 the taskforce proposes the following vision for the Glenorchy Community and 9 key recommendations to achieving the vision. 

Have your say on the report by joining us on Tuesday November 9th 2016 at 6pm.  RSVP: [email protected]

“A unique community that fosters and embraces individuality and innovation, encourages resilience and promotes community vitality and collaboration.  The Glenorchy community has a collective strong voice that advocates for positive change.

 Glenorchy has infrastructure to support a thriving boutique local economy in keeping with the rural landscape, actively protects and enhances the natural environment, collectively works towards providing their own resources (self-sufficiency).” 

DRAFT REPORT

Appendices

Queenstown Transport Draft Forum Report

Queenstown Transport Draft Forum Report

11 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

The Queenstown Transport Draft Report will be presented at community forum, we invite all members of our community to attend:

Date:  Monday 7th November at 5.30pm

Venue:  Queenstown Memorial Hall

RSVP:  Email Anita  or phone 021 222 1231.

This is your opportunity to have your say in the future of Lakes District.  The taskforce were guided by the information you supplied at our original forum.

At the centre of the key recommendations in the report is the establishment a new cross agency Transport governance group that will be tasked with putting robust district wide, long term planning and funding solutions in place. 

Pedestrianisation of CBD’s, a focus on affordable and accessible public transport, commuter cycling and walking trails all feature.

Protecting and developing key transport corridors and a focus on ‘multi-modal’ transport solutions are proposed to ensure our community stays a desirable place to live, work and visit in the future.

Adopting creative transport solutions – (monorail anyone?), embracing new technology and addressing residents desire to live and work within their community are included - all funded by visitor levies, congestion charging, central government, anyone but our little ratepayer base. 

Queenstown Transport Forum Report

Appendices

 

 

Visitor and Tourism Final Report

Visitor and Tourism Final Report

07 Oct 2016

Anita Golden

The final report for the Visitor and Tourism industry includes 7 key recommendations towards achieving a long term vision:

  1. Destination Management and Framework for the Future
  2. Infrastructure Funding
  3. Visitor Database information gathering and sharing
  4. Resource Management Act
  5. Community Engagement
  6. New taskforces

FINAL REPORT

Upper Clutha Final Taskforce Report

Upper Clutha Final Taskforce Report

24 Sep 2016

Louise Vicente

Your vision for Conservation in the Upper Clutha is:

"We, the Upper Clutha community, know, value and care for our area’s fresh waters, clean air, indigenous biodiversity and landscapes, and accept the shared responsibility to work together to ensure these are sustained and enhanced.

Our freshwaters and air are of unspoiled quality. The full natural range of indigenous biodiversity and ecosystems are present and flourishing.

The Upper Clutha is renowned for its landscapes expressing its unique and diverse natural character. The perpetuation of these natural resources is recognised as fundamental to our well-being and prosperity and as an integral part of our everyday lives." 

Included in the final report are 5 key recommendations to achieving the vision for conservation.

FINAL REPORT

Energy Taskforce Final Report

Energy Taskforce Final Report

24 Sep 2016

Louise Vicente

Completed in 2013 the Shaping our Future Energy Report focuses on the areas of greatest influence on our standard of living - Stationary Energy and Transport Energy.  Stationary Energy is what we use in buildings – mostly electricity in NZ but also wood fuels and natural gas. Transport Energy, which is used for daily commuting and to support the wider movement of people and goods into the district. Transport energy is almost exclusively from fossil fuels. The final report includes key recommendations and a long term vision for energy in our district. 

FINAL REPORT

Shaping Our Future

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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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