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Community feedback sought on freedom camping in the district

Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking for community feedback on freedom camping in the district, in a new survey launched on Friday, July 2.

QLDC general manager community services, Thunes Cloete says Council has undertaken a comprehensive site by site assessment of all potential freedom camping sites across the district.

"This assessment has identified a number of sites across the district, and we're interested in hearing what our community and other stakeholders think about freedom camping in these sites before notifying a proposed bylaw for formal consultation," Thunes says.

"We're also interested in understanding how people feel about freedom camping in general and how it may or may not contribute to the district, in addition to the type and scale of controls and restrictions used to protect both our environment and the health and safety of people."

All feedback shared with QLDC through the survey process will help inform the creation of a new draft Freedom Camping Bylaw, with formal consultation on the draft to be undertaken in August 2021.

To share feedback on freedom camping in the Queenstown Lakes District, head to: https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/freedom-camping-in-the-district.

Feedback closes at 5pm on Thursday, July 15.

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