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A computer-generated image of the proposed Parkins Bay golf course. Image supplied.
Backers of a proposed golf resort at Glendhu Bay, near Wanaka, need to do more to convince the Environment Court their plans for a championship golf course and resort development can tee-off in the future.
The Environment Court has released an interim decision from Judge Jon Jackson on the proposal for a golf resort on about 180ha of farmland on Glendhu Station overlooking Parkins Bay - a secluded part of Lake Wanaka directly west of Glendhu Bay.
The interim decision has directed golf resort company Parkins Bay Preserve Limited (PBPL) to lodge a legal memorandum outlining further conditions to mitigate landscape concerns and provide extra "environmental compensation" at the proposed site.
Judge Jackson said the resort development "as matters stand" was inconsistent with the Resource Management Act, despite the proposal being "in many ways highly laudable".
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