Sub­mis­sions on re­zon­ing

Sub­di­vi­sion pro­posed

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By JOHN EDENS

The Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry and other par­ties have sub­mit­ted more in­for­ma­tion on a pri­vate bid to build a 1600-home sub­di­vi­sion in Wanaka. Aus­tralia-based landowner Michaela Mee­han and three other par­ties ap­plied to the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil ear­lier this year with a pri­vate plan change for the North­lake zone. The group want to re­zone 222 hectares of land be­tween Aubrey Rd and the Clutha River out­let from ru­ral gen­eral and ru­ral res­i­den­tial to al­low low to medium-den­sity hous­ing in a North­lake spe­cial zone. A North­lake sub­di­vi­sion has al­ready been con­sented and sec­tions sold but the pro­posed spe­cial zone en­vi­sions a larger ad­join­ing de­vel­op­ment. Ms Mee­han, in re­sponse to orig­i­nal sub­mis­sions, sup­ported moves to cater for pub­lic trans­port and stormwa­ter re­quire­ments but op­posed any rules re­lat­ing to rab­bit con­trol. She also sup­ported sub­mis­sions call­ing for a limit on com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties but op­posed calls for no com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment within the zone. Her sub­mis­sion also sup­ported Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion ob­jec­tives to pro­vide for ed­u­ca­tional needs while the min­istry sup­ported the pro­vi­sion of trans­port routes to and from schools. Other sub­mis­sions called for the plan change to in­clude pro­vid­ing a new school while three Aubrey Rd res­i­dents op­posed the en­tire plan, say­ing the pro­posal sought to in­crease de­vel­op­ment den­sity. Fur­ther sub­mis­sions were called af­ter the first round, in which 124 par­ties lodged views with the coun­cil in­clud­ing more than 85 par­ties op­posed. A plan­ning re­port is the next step then a hear­ing in the first quar­ter of next year.

Sweet sounds: Wanaka Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Wendy Bam­ford, Wanaka Mu­si­cians’ So­ci­ety chair­man Jamie Robert­son and Tar­ras Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Noelene Pullar in Wanaka last week to hand over and re­ceive prof­its from last year’s Stars in Your Eyes show.

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