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At a Queenstown Lakes District Council committee meeting last Thursday a report for the Glenorchy Lakefront Development Plan was approved.
The plan included clearly defined car park facilities at the northern end of the waterfront, a new walking track along the lake shore to the Red Goods Shed and improved landscaping and planting to ``connect the different interest areas and encourage appropriate use of the waterfront''.
Lakes district councillor and Glenorchy representative Craig ``Ferg'' Ferguson said the Glenorchy Community Association had propelled the project.
``It's not Queenstown, so they've got their own views of ways they want to do things and what they want to see there and they've certainly been the driving force.
``It's great that's it's got to the point that it has,'' Cr Ferguson said.
He said it had been a long process and he predicted the plan would be put into action in stages.
The council and community have been chipping away at the project for the past two years, implementing minor changes including restricting car parking, creating a car parking bay and ``minor parking enhancements''.
The community will need to seek additional funding for the project, having already part-funded the car parking improvements.
In 2013, a community workshop was held to gain community feedback and the plan was drafted from there.
The plan has since been refined by the Glenorchy Community Association.