Group proposes altered conditions

The Roys Bay Reserve is among the areas covered by Wanaka's draft lakefront reserves management...
The Roys Bay Reserve is among the areas covered by Wanaka's draft lakefront reserves management plan. Photo: ODT files
The group opposed to the controversial lakefront watersports facility says it has asked for changes to conditions included in the resource consent.

Opponent and a spokesman for Save Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Trust John Coe said the group submitted its proposed altered conditions to the environment court on Monday and is waiting to hear if they will be granted.

Mr Coe said he was very ``saddened'' by the environment court decision last month giving the go-ahead to the Wanaka Water Sports Facility Trust to build on the lake foreshore at Roys Bay.

He said the judgement was ``very adamantly against us so there was no point appealing,'' but allowed for changes in the conditions to be considered.

Mr Coe said he could not reveal what changes the trust had requested.

The proposal to build a water sports facility in the Roys Bay recreation reserve divided the Wanaka community and more than 700 submissions to the council opposed it.

It became the subject of a five-day environment court hearing in March when Save Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Trust appealed last year's decision by Queenstown Lakes District Council commissioners to grant resource consent to the project.

kerrie.waterworth@odt.co.nz

 

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