New technology has been developed by Queenstown Lakes District Council to make the District Plan less boring and more accessible.
The new E-plan enables Queenstowners to go online, click on a map and find out relevant details of the plan for a specific area, such as a home, business or street.
The trial of the software has been limited to Arrowtown areas via www.eplan.qldc.govt.nz.
Council senior policy analyst Jonathan Richards says: “We are acutely aware that something like the District Plan is not only intensively complex but exceedingly dry and traditionally buried in a tome of information.
“We’re changing this because this document is actually really important to every single resident and ratepayer.”
The paper District Plan costs users $365 to buy, comes in three volumes plus maps, and $150 extra per update – which happens twice a year.
Council is uploading information each month to the E-plan for other areas and is asking for feedback on the
The next public session on the District Plan Review is this afternoon from 4-7pm in council’s chambers on Gorge Road. It’ll focus on Queenstown town centre issues.