Lovers of Lake Dunstan are being asked to make their feelings known as the next stage of consultation on the lakes’ future is under way.
Children from Cromwell Primary School gave back to the neighbourhood on Thursday by joining community organisations and businesses in planting native trees beside Lake Dunstan.
A bay at Lowburn that’s home to a gigantic floating water park during summer will remain sectioned off year-round.
An inflatable fence hundreds of metres long has been left behind after the Kiwi Water Park deflated its business for the season at the end of March.
Fresh water dolphins, commercialisation of the lake, invasive weeds and growing islands of silt –locals of Lake Dunstan – young and old - have pooled a myriad of aspirations and concerns about the lake as a community plan on its future starts to take shape.
Now, an online voting platform has been launched to determine which of the many Lake Dunstan issues and potential outcomes have the most support by the most people, so the community’s priorities for action can be nice and clear for decision makers.
STUFF: Is it a boat or is it a house? Southland man battling council to find permanent home for DIY houseboat
A Southland engineer is vowing to fight the Central Otago District Council over an injunction stopping him from mooring his houseboat on Lake Dunstan.
CODC has since told Horsham the resource consent was only for the mooring blocks and associated chain and buoy and not the vessel. Therefore, the consent was granted, but not for the houseboat itself.
The council have told him he now needs a separate resource consent for the structure with an assessment of environmental effects, in addition to a building consent, and a Land Information New Zealand permit for the initial mooring.
A controversial data centre being built at Clyde in Central Otago will be opened by October – and power company Contact Energy believe it could be the first of many to be built in New Zealand over the next few years.
A New hydropowered data center in New Zealand has raised concerns from locals. Some objections address the lack of local benefits of the project. Contact Energy assures residents that the facility will be used for things other than cryptocurrency mining.
Central Otago District Council (CODC) regulatory services manager Lee Webster confirmed Mr Horsham had to chart a course back to the SDC as the consent issued by the CODC was for a mooring for a vessel.