Have your say

Over the past two years we have talked to many people and collected many ideas from the local community, stakeholders and wider New Zealand. The team has spent a lot of time researching how these ideas could work and created different scenarios. The following ideas and options have come together from all that work and we want to know what you think of them.

Your feedback is important for the project’s governance group when it makes decisions in December about what the master plan will say, so please tell us what you think.

You will have the opportunity to comment on each of the ideas/options under six topics at the bottom of the page by clicking on the speech bubbles and writing no more than a 150-word comment in the space provided. 

It is important to understand that some things are considered as fundamentals to the master planning process and therefore do not appear as ideas for discussion and comment, such as:

  • Ngāi Tahu values of mātauranga tuku iho, kaitiakitanga, tikanga, utu and manaakitanga are incorporated into the storytelling
  • Ownership of Ngāi Tahu culture, practices, rituals and stories is held by Ngāi Tahu.

Equally, some very valid ideas raised by people and organisations during the project’s earlier stages do not appear as they are considered likely to occur as a direct result of some of the catalysts ideas that are listed here. For example, enhancing the Southern Scenic Route to Invercargill from Te Anau and strengthening connections from Te Anau east and south are most likely to occur if other proposed ideas are implemented.