Ideas Invited On Transforming Wānaka’s Former Oxidation Ponds Into New Sport And Open Space Facilities

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is developing a masterplan for the redevelopment of 101 Ballantyne Road, Wānaka – site of the former sewage oxidation ponds that were decommissioned in 2009 – for community use.

The land, which was rezoned in 2021 as part of the ongoing District Review next 20 years and beyond.

QLDC Sport and Recreation Manager Simon Battrick said the similar scoping projects for Wānaka Recreation Center and also the new youth, community and sports facility at the former Miter 10 building on Plantation Road.

“This is an important opportunity for sports clubs, groups and the community at large.

“Connecting all the ideas of what the community wants on the site is the best part of the masterplan process and provides what we need now, and into the future. Our vision is to get more people, more active, more and more the masterplan for this to happen. ”

QLDC has contracted Boffa Miskell to help draft the masterplan. Boffa Miskell Landscape Architect Megan

“Our goal is to improve the site and enable it to grow in the community, providing further opportunities for sport, recreation and other open space activities in the Upper Clutha for future years,” she said.

Anyone wishing to submit ideas and inform the masterplan should visit letstalk.qldc.govt.nz and click ‘101 Ballantyne Road Masterplan’. Online submissions close on Sunday 10 July. There will also be two community pop-up sessions for people to come along and chat to the project team. These take place between 10.00am-1.00pm on Saturday 2 July at Wānaka Recreation Center and Sunday 3 July at New World Three Parks.

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