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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.