Site Visits

As an attendee of The Conference, you can participate in one of two site visits to local areas.

The Site Visits will be from 9:30am to 1.30pm on Friday 25 May departing from the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

All site visits cost $30.00 including GST per person; spaces are limited so get in quick.

If you are interested in joining a site visit, please register when processing your Conference registration. If you have already registered for the Conference, please email waternz@avenues.co.nz

Site Visit One – Jack’s Point Village, Queenstown

“Tread Lightly” is the founding philosophy on which the Jacks Point development was built.

Jack’s Point is a 1200-hectare settlement in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at the foot of the Remarkables mountain range, it is just 15 minutes from Queenstown, New Zealand.

Jack’s Point will feature over 1300 residential homes, a lakeside Village with accommodation, restaurants and shops, alongside its highly-acclaimed championship golf course, and over 35 kms of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

The current and proposed stormwater management systems within Jacks Point adhere to the ‘tread lightly’ philosophy, with Water Sensitive Design (WSD) principles adopted throughout the development.

AR & Associates are currently working with Darby Partners (Masterplanners) and Wilsons Contractors (Contractor currently onsite) to deliver the infrastructure required to service the future Village, alongside Lake Tewa.

During this site visit delegates will walk through this subdivision and learn about the various challenges faced during the design and construction of the Village and its associated infrastructure.

Discussions on site will include the following topics:

  • A fully integrated design approach
  • No pipes (almost) stormwater solutions
  • Northern stormwater conveyance channel
  • Lake Tewa functionality and purpose
  • Lake Tewa extension
  • Design philosophy and drivers

Site Visit Two – Kirimoko Park Eco-Subdivision, Wanaka

The Kirimoko Park development is an award winning eco-subdivision project in Wanaka that incorporates unique landscape, urban architecture and Water Sensitive Design (WSD) principles.

AR & Associates worked alongside John Carter from Meridian Land Development Consultants (Project Manager), Ralf Kruger of Morgan+Pollard Landscape Architecture, and Southern Land Ltd (surveying) to deliver the roading and infrastructure engineering design for the middle and latter stages of this project.

During this site visit delegates will walk through this 117-lot subdivision development and learn about the various design elements and challenges that made Kirimoko Park such a landmark project. Discussions on site will include the following topics:

  • A fully integrated design approach
  • No pipes (almost) stormwater solutions
  • Utilisation of road ford structures to provide for peak flow stormwater management
  • Water quality management through a variety of stormwater devices
  • The benefits of minimising earthworks and constructing on the natural contour
  • Avoiding kerb and channel.