Queenstown Gardens Public Consultation
Reset Urban Design have been working closely with the Queenstown Lakes District Council to prepare a draft Development Plan for the Queenstown Gardens, which has been out to the community for consultation. This iconic part of central Queenstown, the 12.5 hectare gardens celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year. Historically there has never been a single plan directing the different projects in the gardens. This development plan is a long term vision that seeks to: improve the connection between the town centre and the gardens; improve pedestrian and cycling safety and wayfinding; provide a succession plan for heritage plantings and enhance ecology; accommodate a variety of activities for a wide range of users, and; provide views from gardens to the lake and town centre.
The development plan contains the finer detail of how the area will be developed on the ground, for example pathways, succession planting, vehicle accessways, public toilets and more. The plan is a long-term strategy and has been created so that it can be broken into a series of smaller projects. Each project will require funding from future annual plans.