Stage Two - Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan

Te Mahere Whakaahu mō te takutai o Wānaka

Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan runs along the lake's edge between McDougall Street and Dungarvon Street.

About Stage Two

Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan runs from McDougall Street to Dungarvon Street, and will feature a shared pathway running along the lakefront and new historical tiles laid alongside it. The pathway will connect the Mt Aspiring Road Carpark with Wānaka's town centre.

Parking will be prohibited from the grass lawns along the lake's edge, with 110 new car parking spaces added along the lakeside of Ardmore Street, broken into sections to create view shafts and access points to the lakefront.

Once complete, Stage Two will feature natural open spaces, with low-lying native planting and trees, continuous access and a greatly improved space for people and pedestrians to enjoy.

A series of pou will be installed at various heights at the western end of the lakefront near Dungarvon Street, representing specific elements of Wānaka and welcoming people to the area, with a map of the area known as Te Huruhuru's Map integrated into the shared pathway.

The existing bund along the lakefront will be flattened and the lawn will be irrigated.

Temporary one lane road closure

Starting in the last weekend of August 2022, the section of Ardmore Street To (between McDougall Street and Dungarvon Street) will be open to one lane of traffic heading east towards Wānaka's town centre.

Crews aim to be back on site from approximately mid-September for a second phase of work, with completion in mid-October. We hope to keep Ardmore Street open to traffic during this time.

Pedestrian and cyclist access

From Friday 26 August, the completed shared pathway running along the lakefront will be open for pedestrians and cyclists to use.

Barriers and roped off areas will remain in place to protect new lawn areas waiting for grass seed and warm weather, new parking spaces and parts of Ardmore Street that require asphalt. 

Project timeline

Construction on Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan will run from 11 April through to 26 August, with a second phase of work from mid-September through to mid-October 2022.

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