Frisbee fans had a nervous wait at the Wanaka Community Board
meeting yesterday to see if their hopes for a disc golf
course at Lismore Park would fly as board members re-debated
the merits of the proposal.
After some lengthy discourse about whether to allow frisbee
golf to take place, because of perceived inconsistencies
between park management plans addressing Queenstown and
Wanaka reserves, board members voted unanimously in favour of
The Wanaka Disc Golf Club's plans for an 18-"hole" frisbee
course through Lismore Park has created contention among some
Wanaka groups, because the activity was deemed contradictory
to the reserves' "passive" nature.
Board members Jude Battson, Mike O'Connor, and Ken Copland
decided the use of Lismore Park for frisbee golf was an
appropriate recreational activity, which would not compromise
the open character and largely passive nature of the big
Wanaka Disc Golf Club president Martin Galley said the final
rubber-stamping of plans to construct the course was
"We're all very excited to be able to get on with starting a
fundraising drive to get everything under way," he said.
The club has to raise about $25,000 to construct the course
around Lismore Park.