Wanaka’s Eely Point development options

Eely Point photos: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

The Wanaka community is being asked for feedback on a council draft report outlining Eely Point’s future development options.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) released the report this week in the latest stage of its ongoing Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan.

QLDC’s Wanaka parks and reserves officer Diana Manson says that the council was looking at restrictions to vehicular access within the reserve, further building potential, replanting and options for funding facilities such as playgrounds, public art, fitness trails and parking.

“The reserve stretches from the Scout Den to Bremner Bay, an area enjoyed by a huge variety of locals and visitors.

"With activity about to peak over summer this is the perfect time for people to think about how they currently use the reserve and how they’d like to see it develop as our population continues to grow."

Anyone can leave feedback on the draft report via the council website  - Feedback closes at 5pm on 19 January, 2018. 

If you prefer, feedback can also be emailed to services@qldc.govt.nz (subject line 'Eely Point Development Report feedback').

There are information displays in Wanaka Library and QLDC’s Ardmore Street offices.

Diana said her team would review all feedback and take it into account when presenting further papers to council members.

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5 January 2018 - Sinkhole warning signs go up at Bremner Bay

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are investigating possible sinkholes in the mud at Lake Wanaka's popular paddling area at Bremner Bay.

Until QLDC has further information they strongly advise caution when walking in Bremner Bay and close supervision of children.

The QLDC says that working with LINZ will enable them to establish the exact nature of the terrain in the shallows and take any further action required. They added that this caution has been issued first to make people aware in the meantime.

Signage has been erected at the two possible sinkholes sites and further updates will follow.

Signage at Bremner Bay, Lake Wanaka - erected 5/1/18. Photos: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

Images: Bremner Bay, Lake Wanaka - signage erected 5/1/18. Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

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