Next batch of consultation on QLDC’s proposed district plan to begin next week

Public hearings on the next batch of chapters in the Queenstown Lakes district’s long-running proposed district plan (PDP) process start at Queenstown’s Heritage Hotel on Tuesday.

Chairman Denis Nugent and commissioners Bob Nixon, Sarah Dawson and Calum Macleod will hear submissions on five topics: transport, earthworks, signs, visitor accommodation, and open space and recreation.

The council’s opening legal submissions are expected to take up the first three days, with the first public submissions to be heard on Friday.

The current round of hearings are expected to continue until September 28.

They follows hearings in July to consider the council’s plans to protect rural land by creating a rural amenity zone and a lifestyle precinct in the Wakatipu Basin.

Stage 2 of the PDP was notified on November 23 last year.

Hearings on stage 1, notified three years ago, ran for 18 months until September last year. Tuesday’s  hearing begins at 10am.

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