• Media release

09 Feb 2023

Te Anau Southland New Zealand Credit Graham Dainty

Tenders are being sought for the preparation of a plan that has exciting implications for Te Anau and the surrounding area.

Southland District Council, along with the Fiordland Community Board, is calling for requests for proposal from consultants to draft a multi-faceted development plan that will enhance Te Anau, Manapouri and the wider area as a place to live, work and visit.

The project calls for recommendations and conceptual designs that consider a wide range of factors, including accommodation, service facilities, infrastructure location, recreational activities, roads, car parks, footpaths, cycleways, walking tracks, open spaces, improved CBD opportunities, and Te Anau Airport Manapouri, as well as costings.

The brief is that the final document will “provide a detailed level of urban and spatial planning to further develop and align the Fiordland Community Board Plan and the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan”.

It will support Te Anau’s growth to become a standalone destination, the beginning of the journey to Milford Sound Piopiotahi and a central departure hub for Fiordland and the wider Southland Murihiku region.

The tender process advances work begun more than three years ago by the Fiordland Community Board to develop a Destination Management Plan for Te Anau and the wider area.

“This is a positive step forward for Te Anau and its surrounds,” says Southland District councillor Sarah Greaney.

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