Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has a raft of proposals that are currently open for feedback from the community in the form of formal submissions, requests for feedback and surveys. We’ve listed here the ones most likely to affect Arrowtown but you can find a full listing at Council’s Let’s Talk website. Social Impact […]
After a massive turnout at the Athenaeum Hall on Tuesday, and a survey that found that our members are overwhelmingly in opposition, it’s abundantly clear that the majority of residents of Arrowtown are against a variation to the Proposed District Plan that would allow the construction of 12m buildings in one part of Arrowtown, and
As you may be aware there is currently a proposal from QLDC to encourage urban intensification in Arrowtown and other parts of the district by substantially increasing height and density limits in some residential zones. It’s important to acknowledge that what’s being proposed is not developer-led nor is it an initiative of QLDC. It’s a
The tireless volunteers who named themselves the Arrowtown Choppers have waged a years-long campaign to rid the hills above Arrowtown of wilding conifers and, where appropriate, replace them with natives. The bulk of the removal work has been done and now the focus has shifted from spraying, pulling and felling hundreds of thousands of conifers into replanting with the right trees and shrubs in the right places.
Arrowtown is famous around the world for its beautifully preserved historic aesthetic, the autumn colour and the stunning natural surroundings. But it also has a less positive reputation – in winter the air pollution can be the worst in New Zealand, indeed the whole Southern Hemisphere. Being nestled against Tobins Face, Arrowtown’s topography prevents smoke
QLDC has given notice that formal submissions on rezoning Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile have opened. Please remember that if you decide to make a submission, your submission (including your contact info) will be made available for anyone to read. _________ Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has notified a variation to rezone land located in Te
Work on removing about 125 trees from the Arrowtown Golf Club and adjacent land is set to begin on 22 May. This work is scheduled to be completed 5 June and will involve temporary traffic management on Centennial Avenue while felling takes place. Access to the golf course will also be restricted with no public
In 2015 four QEII National Trust protective covenants, collectively known as Mahu Whenua, were placed over 90% of the land that makes up four former high-country sheep stations between Wanaka and Arrowtown. Covering 53,000 hectares, Mahu Whenua is the largest ever conservation effort on private land in New Zealand, and Arrowtown is the only residential
Recently Julie Scott from the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust got in touch to update us on progress at Tewa Banks (earthworks will continue until April and construction is expected to start in the middle of the year). She let us know that the initial allocations of assisted ownership housing at Tewa Banks will be made in mid 2023, with the household allocation for public housing and affordable rentals later in the year.
The Arrowtown Choppers are a group of volunteers who took on the challenge to get rid of wilding conifers on the hills above Arrowtown. In recent years, as wilding removal moved from hand cutting and pulling of seedlings to contractors felling mature trees and spraying with a helicopter, the emphasis has shifted to replanting with
In 2017 the Arrowtown Community Visioning report was produced after a comprehensive process of community workshops organised by Shaping Our Future and the AVA, and task force consideration of the big issues. The key report vision for Arrowtown was to create: A vibrant, diverse community that is pro-active in managing its future in a way