Shaping our Future Transport Update


Shaping our Future and Wakatipu Way to Go Transport Update


The “Wakatipu Way to Go” group and Shaping our Future will be co-hosting an event on Monday 1 April from 6pm-7.30pm at Queenstown Event Centre to talk about future transport solutions for Wakatipu residents and visitors. 

Event Details

Date:  Monday 1 April 2019 at 6pm
Venue:  Queenstown Events Centre
RSVP:  Register Here 
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Or email [email protected]

The Wakatipu Way to Go group is a formal collaborative partnership of Queenstown Lakes District Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council.   It recognises that all three agencies have an important role in driving change and that by working together and integrating projects the best possible outcomes can be reached. Representatives from the Wakatipu Way to Go Group will be presenting or available for Q&A during the event.  We will also have an opportunity for you to share your priorities and discuss the different projects.
We’d encourage you to come along to hear about the major projects that the Wakatipu Way to Go group are driving and the progress so far.

  • Queenstown Town Centre Detailed Business Case
  • Frankton To Queenstown Single Stage Business Case
  • Wakatipu Active Travel Network Single Stage Business Case
  • Frankton Masterplan and Integrated Programme Business Case
  • Grant Road to Kawarau Falls Bridge Single Stage Business Case
  • Transport modelling, Public Transport Demand and Capacity Analysis and Parking Strategy (across all projects)

Shaping our Future has completed a number of community and industry forums that raise transport infrastructure as a key priority for the area.  Our board members have participated in a number of workshops representing your views.  In 2017 SoF completed the Queenstown Transport Report based on the views of over 300 of our districts residents.

The key recommendations were for:

1.  Establishment of a single Transport Entity (QLDC, ORC and NZTA) to oversee the planning, funding and implementation of future transport projects for the district.

2.  The transport entity to be responsible for -

  • Integrated Strategic Planning - allowing for mixed land use to enable residents to live, work and access recreation in their community
  • Spatial Planning including clean, convenient, safe and accessible options
  • Leadership in technology and proactive, efficient and flexible transport systems
  • Integrated, district wide long term transport strategy providing for transport within and between Frankton, Queenstown CBD and residential areas, while also catering to the wider region.
  • A master plan for the Wakatipu Basin area - identifying key public transport, walking and cycling corridors
  • Identification, protection and developmet of key public transport corridors and transport hubs - for now and into the future.
  • Transformation from use of private vehicles to public transport and innovate forms of transport including active transport
  • Provision of safe and efficient commuter cycling and walking corridors between key destinations and major residential areas.
  • Progressive pedestrianisation of the Queenstown CBD
  • Explore and secure collective sources of additional funding to provide transport infrastructure.


If you are unable to make the event, you’ll be able to provide feedback from 1-22 April 2019 at All the information will be available to view along with a survey covering each of the major projects.

This event is open to all interested people / groups and businesses.  Please share with your contacts!

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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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