80 attend first Tekapo workshop

18:00, Jan 16 2014

The first of two workshops to give members of the public and other interested parties an outline of the planned development on the Lake Tekapo foreshore has attracted about 80 people.

District councillor Murray Cox, who chaired the meeting, said the feeling at the meeting was "very good".

"The public want to see council develop green spaces, and amenities such as public toilets and walkways as part of the plan," he said.

"Other suggestions included developing the landscape designs. There is support for landscaping to have a high country or alpine feel, ensuring it reflects the heritage of the town and that it links the existing town with the new development.

"Once we have held the second meeting on January 25, a question and answer sheet will be prepared and be open for public consultation as part of the annual plan," he said.

Three sites have already been sold in stage one of the two-stage development.

Lot 1 has been sold to Foodstuffs NZ, lot 5 has been purchased by the Youth Hostel Association and Earth and Sky has purchased lot 3.


The Timaru Herald