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Liz Hall, who first raised concerns the path would be scrapped as a result of the redevelopment of part of the lakeshore, told the Otago Daily Times this week she understood the Queenstown Lakes District Council would retain the path, although in a different location.
''It's unfortunate we had to go to the extent of a petition to make them realise the importance of the millennium project to this community but now we're talking.
''Hopefully, it's all going to work out.''
She understood the path would be shifted to a place that was safer from vehicles and mowers ''which is probably a positive thing''.
She thanked those who supported the petition.
In a press release, council general manager community services Thunes Cloete said incorporating the tiles into the new ''South Beach'' design would undergo ''thorough testing''.
''Part of this involves a trial currently under way, whereby a number of existing millennium project tiles are being lifted to determine the feasibility behind repositioning these in future work.''
Dr Cloete said there had been some ''really positive discussions'' about the path and the Wanaka Community Board had ''really advocated for safeguarding it for the future as part of South Beach''.
A report on the redevelopment of ''South Beach'' between Dungarvon and McDougall Sts was expected to be considered at a board meeting tomorrow.
It will now be tabled at a board meeting on April 4, allowing more time to consider the path design and parking issues.