Two long-running Queenstown Lakes plan changes will become
operative or partially operative from November 15.
Plan change 41: Shotover Country special zone, which was
publicly notified in 2010, will become partially operative,
because of an appeal seeking to extend the area of land
Queenstown Lakes District Council senior policy analyst
Jonathan Richards said the land could be considered
"effectively zoned". However, because the boundaries could
not be defined, the "technical term" of partially zoned still
Mr Richards presented a report to the council earlier this
week asking for the council to approve and make operative
plan change 41, which they granted.
The appeal still in progress is from the promoters of the
proposed plan change, the Ladies Mile Partnership, and seeks
to reinstate land removed from the proposed zone in a council
"The commissioners recommended that this land was to be
excluded from the proposed special zone on the grounds of
flood risk," Mr Richards said in his report.
Plan change 41 rezoned 120ha of rural general zoned land west
of Lake Hayes Estate to create a special zone which will
allow for residential, education and community activities.
The council also approved plan change 34: Remarkables Park
private plan change.
The plan change was first lodged in 2008 but put on hold
pending more information and an updated plan change was
received in 2010.
The plan change expands the existing Remarkables Park
shopping and commercial centre, updates rules and rezones
parcels of land.