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District Plan Review - Urban Design drop-in Sessions | 21-23 June

Council are updating the Mackenzie District Plan to ensure we can grow in a sustainable way, while protecting the things that make the Mackenzie District special. We have now begun Stage Two of the Review, which covers the urban and residential parts of the district.

We are currently preparing a design guide to support the proposed medium density residential areas in each town, as identified in the Council adopted Mackenzie Spatial Plans. This will help ensure that housing in these areas is good quality and well-designed and that neighbourhoods are developed in keeping with the surrounding areas. Given more intensification is likely, the guide will support residential growth in line with national best practise.

We are also reviewing and updating the Lake Tekapo|Takapō Design Guide to ensure it protects and enhances what makes the town special. This will help inform how residential and commercial developments to make sure they complement and reflect the specific environment and built character of the town.

These design guides will help to achieve good quality development that is well integrated into each town.

As part of this process, we are holding community drop-in sessions from 21-23 June in Fairlie, Tekapo|Takapō and Twizel at the following times and locations:

Fairlie – Tuesday 21 June

Council Chambers, Mackenzie District Council, 53 Main Street

  • 4:00 – 6:00pm

Tekapo|Takapō – Wednesday 22 June

Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Drive

  • 4:00 – 6:00pm

Twizel – Thursday 23 June

Mackenzie Country Hotel, Corner Ostler & Wairepo Road

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm

These drop-in sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with the Mackenzie District Council District Plan Review team to discuss how we can protect what makes the places we live special, and how we can enhance them for the future. It’s also an opportunity to discuss what currently works well, and what you’d like to see changed.

The District Plan Review team will use the feedback we receive to help shape the design guidelines.

To learn more about the District Plan Review please visit Council's Lets Talk website, or email districtplan@mackenzie.govt.nz