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QLDC Media Advisory - Beach Street Formal Consultation

Upper Beach Street in central Queenstown could become the town’s second permanent pedestrian mall, depending on the outcome of a month-long formal consultation by Queenstown Lakes District Council.

In February the Council began trialling a partial pedestrianisation at the request of the Downtown QT. After considering informal feedback on the trial, the Council has now agreed to undertake formal consultation on the proposal to declare the section of Beach Street from Camp Street to Cow Lane as a permanent pedestrian mall. Vehicle access would be restricted to goods service vehicles between 5am and 10am, with emergency services having access at all time.

The Council will make its decision after considering formal submissions and holding a public hearing, likely to be in November or December.

Anyone who has already given their views informally is being encouraged to make a submission online through the QLDC website www.qldc.govt.nz.

This consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 7 October, 2016.

ENDS


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