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con­sent and not a fac­tor for the re­serves panel.

If the new man­age­ment plan ap­proved build­ings on lake­front re­serves, and he was ‘‘qui­etly con­fi­dent’’ it would, then size would be con­sid­ered dur­ing a re­source con­sent ap­pli­ca­tion, Sidey said.

Re­serves panel chair­woman Rachel Brown would not give any in­di­ca­tion which way the decision would go but hoped the lake­front re­serves man­age­ment plan would be avail­able for the Wanaka Com­mu­nity Board meet­ing next Tues­day. The plan was not just about build­ings on re­serves and in­cluded many other is­sues, such as veg­e­ta­tion, re­serve ac­cess, dog walk­ing, Brown said.

‘‘It is an en­abling thing, a bal­ance of recre­ation and preser­va­tion un­der the Re­serves Act. If it is not out in Oc­to­ber, then it will be Novem­ber.’’

The trust formed last De­cem­ber to pro­mote a wa­ter sports fa­cil­ity for sev­eral groups after pub­lic op­po­si­tion and in­ter­nal ruc­tions cap­sized the Wanaka Row­ing Club’s ear­lier ef­forts to build a boat shed.

Wanaka ratepay­ers Lyall and Gaynor Shearer, of Ti­maru, have con­sis­tently op­posed a boat shed in Roys Bay.

They could not be con­tacted for com­ment be­fore pub­li­ca­tion this week.

They and other opposers say the Roys Bay en­vi­ron­ment is so sen­si­tive that no more build­ings should be per­mit­ted on the re­serve. They ar­gue a row­ing boat shed could be built on re­serve land at Eely Point. ◗ Mir­ror re­porter Mar­jorie Cook is a mem­ber of the Wanaka Lake Swim­mers Club and prior to her ap­point­ment in Septem­ber made a per­sonal sub­mis­sion to the re­serves panel in support of build­ings in Roys Bay.

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