Your Town, Your Future - The Mackenzie Spatial Plans

We want to know what you think!

Please take a look at the Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB] and then complete our Preferred Options Survey to give us your thoughts. We'll use these to fine tune the plans before we present them to Council for adoption.

Drop in Sessions

Council staff will be available to talk through the Spatial Plans and answer any questions you might have. The dates and locations are available below.

Fairlie – Council Chambers

Tekapo – Community Hall

Twizel – Events Centre

Thursday 15th April 12pm – 2.30pm

Friday 16th April 12pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 17th April 10am – 1pm

Thursday 15th April 4pm – 7pm

Friday 16th April 4pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 17th April 4pm – 6pm

Monday 3rd May 12pm – 2.30pm

Tuesday 4th May 4pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 5th May 5pm – 7pm

Monday 3rd May 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 5th May 1pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 6th of May 12pm – 3pm


Tō koutou taone, Tō koutou ā mua

The Mackenzie Spatial Plans will create a 30-year vision of what the future could look like in Fairlie, Takapō and Twizel. The project will ensure our main townships are maintained as places for people, ensuring growth can occur in a way that benefits the local community and improves where we live.

What is a Spatial Plan?

A Spatial Plan is a visual blueprint for the future, showing what should go where and how each part should interact with the others. We want to ensure we can get ahead of growth, identify key improvements, then plan for it and get on with it. The Spatial Plans will inform the zoning that will be included in the District Plan Review, which will begin in the second half of 2021.

As a community, we have an opportunity to chart the future of our townships, ensuring growth occurs in a sustainable way that protects the environment, our communities, aesthetics and industries that make the District such a special place.

Where are we now?

We have analyzed the feedback received in December last year from the community on Spatial Plan options for Fairlie, Tekapo (Takapō) and Twizel. We've also done an assessment on the infrastructure required for each option and used this to develop a preferred Spatial Plan for each town.

We have outlined each plan in a Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB]

We are now looking for community feedback on these Spatial Plans so we can use fine tune the plans before they are presented to council for adoption in the first half of this year.

What have we done so far?

Mackenzie Community Survey

The process began in early 2020 with the launch of the Mackenzie Community Survey. This was carried out from 16 January to 16 February 2020 and had a total of 759 responses. Its purpose was to get a high-level understanding of the how the community feels about the district. More specifically, it asked three main questions of residents, ratepayers and visitors. The results have been analysed using an interactive online platform, which is available here – https://bit.ly/2upEAFJ.

Spatial Planning Establishment Report

The Establishment Report set the foundation for the delivery of the spatial plans and town centre plans for the three main townships of Fairlie, Tekapo (Takapō), and Twizel, as well as concept plans the smaller rural settlements of Kimbell, Albury and Burkes Pass. This report is available here

Spatial Plan Community engagement

  • Investment Logic Map workshops (8-10 July)
  • Issues and Opportunities workshops (27-28 July)
  • Optioneering workshops (29 - 31 July)
  • Shortlist development (July - August)
  • Shortlist Community Engagement results available here - https://bit.ly/3pa3K2w
  • Community workshops (December)

Detailed Analysis

Alongside the shortlist community engagement, the project team has been carrying out analysis of the options against a range of measures to help identify a preferred option. By adding the results of the community engagement into this process wer have landed on preferred options for each township. These will be outlined in the next round of engagement, which seeks to get community feedback on the preferred options.

How can I get involved?

We want to know what you think!

Please take a look at the Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB] and then complete our Preferred Options Survey to give us your thoughts. We'll use these to fine tune the plans before we present them to Council for adoption.

The survey is open until 13 May 2021.

We want to know what you think!

Please take a look at the Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB] and then complete our Preferred Options Survey to give us your thoughts. We'll use these to fine tune the plans before we present them to Council for adoption.

Drop in Sessions

Council staff will be available to talk through the Spatial Plans and answer any questions you might have. The dates and locations are available below.

Fairlie – Council Chambers

Tekapo – Community Hall

Twizel – Events Centre

Thursday 15th April 12pm – 2.30pm

Friday 16th April 12pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 17th April 10am – 1pm

Thursday 15th April 4pm – 7pm

Friday 16th April 4pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 17th April 4pm – 6pm

Monday 3rd May 12pm – 2.30pm

Tuesday 4th May 4pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 5th May 5pm – 7pm

Monday 3rd May 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday 5th May 1pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 6th of May 12pm – 3pm


Tō koutou taone, Tō koutou ā mua

The Mackenzie Spatial Plans will create a 30-year vision of what the future could look like in Fairlie, Takapō and Twizel. The project will ensure our main townships are maintained as places for people, ensuring growth can occur in a way that benefits the local community and improves where we live.

What is a Spatial Plan?

A Spatial Plan is a visual blueprint for the future, showing what should go where and how each part should interact with the others. We want to ensure we can get ahead of growth, identify key improvements, then plan for it and get on with it. The Spatial Plans will inform the zoning that will be included in the District Plan Review, which will begin in the second half of 2021.

As a community, we have an opportunity to chart the future of our townships, ensuring growth occurs in a sustainable way that protects the environment, our communities, aesthetics and industries that make the District such a special place.

Where are we now?

We have analyzed the feedback received in December last year from the community on Spatial Plan options for Fairlie, Tekapo (Takapō) and Twizel. We've also done an assessment on the infrastructure required for each option and used this to develop a preferred Spatial Plan for each town.

We have outlined each plan in a Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB]

We are now looking for community feedback on these Spatial Plans so we can use fine tune the plans before they are presented to council for adoption in the first half of this year.

What have we done so far?

Mackenzie Community Survey

The process began in early 2020 with the launch of the Mackenzie Community Survey. This was carried out from 16 January to 16 February 2020 and had a total of 759 responses. Its purpose was to get a high-level understanding of the how the community feels about the district. More specifically, it asked three main questions of residents, ratepayers and visitors. The results have been analysed using an interactive online platform, which is available here – https://bit.ly/2upEAFJ.

Spatial Planning Establishment Report

The Establishment Report set the foundation for the delivery of the spatial plans and town centre plans for the three main townships of Fairlie, Tekapo (Takapō), and Twizel, as well as concept plans the smaller rural settlements of Kimbell, Albury and Burkes Pass. This report is available here

Spatial Plan Community engagement

  • Investment Logic Map workshops (8-10 July)
  • Issues and Opportunities workshops (27-28 July)
  • Optioneering workshops (29 - 31 July)
  • Shortlist development (July - August)
  • Shortlist Community Engagement results available here - https://bit.ly/3pa3K2w
  • Community workshops (December)

Detailed Analysis

Alongside the shortlist community engagement, the project team has been carrying out analysis of the options against a range of measures to help identify a preferred option. By adding the results of the community engagement into this process wer have landed on preferred options for each township. These will be outlined in the next round of engagement, which seeks to get community feedback on the preferred options.

How can I get involved?

We want to know what you think!

Please take a look at the Preferred Option Discussion Document [PDF 13.5MB] and then complete our Preferred Options Survey to give us your thoughts. We'll use these to fine tune the plans before we present them to Council for adoption.

The survey is open until 13 May 2021.