Community Priorities:  Community Development, Preserve and enhance the environment, Diverse economy, Connectivity, Town Development, History

In August 2015 over 120 people participated in our public forum on the long term future of Arrowtown.  Five key areas were identified by forum attendees - Growth, Heritage and Character, Environment, Economy/Infrastructure and Community.

We returned to public forum in October 2017 and incorporated your feedback into the final report.

The Arrowtown Village Association has agreed to implement the report on behalf of the community - community in action!. Shaping our Future will continue to work with the AVA in implementing and working through the recommendations. 


Arrowtown Community Documents & Reports

QLDC District Plan - Stage 2 Wakatipu Land Use

QLDC District Plan - Stage 2 Wakatipu Land Use

04 Apr 2018


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).

Arrowtown Community Visioning Draft Report 2017

14 Sep 2017


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


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.



Arrowtown Community Forum Raw Data

Arrowtown Community Forum Raw Data

13 Oct 2016


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

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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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