Cromwell Masterplan


We have now closed our Cromwell Masterplan Options Survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts with us. ​ The team will now get down to the task of analysing all your feedback and we will be coming back to you with information on the next steps for the Masterplan process. 

Where can I get a copy of the engagement document Let's Talk Options?

The engagement document Let's Talk Options summarises the Masterplan options that have been developed by the Masterplan Team.

The feedback and analysis gathered to date has focused the Masterplan on three work streams: managing growth, improving the town centre and civic facilities, and resolving the future of the Memorial Hall and Heritage Precinct.

Download a copy of Let's Talk Options or pick up a copy from the Cromwell Service Centre and other key locations around Cromwell.

How can I tell you what I think?

We have now CLOSED our online survey.  Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the Cromwell Masterplan Options.  


The Cromwell Masterplan has been in development since January this year and will provide a 30-year plan for the Cromwell Basin.

Three shortlisted options have been identified for each work stream and community feedback will be used to help choose the best one.

Managing Growth

The Cromwell Basin's population is predicted to double over the next 30 years and the Masterplan puts forward three options that propose how this growth could be managed.

  • Option 1 - Change Focused in the Basin
  • Option 2 - Balanced Town Renewal and Growth
  • Option 3 - Growth Focusing Within Existing Cromwell
Growth Options section of the Let's Talk Options engagement document

Renewing our Town Centre

Options for the town centre aim to create more vibrancy to encourage people to visit and stay longer in The Mall and the surrounding area, and to attract more businesses and economic activity into the area.

The options include varying degrees of change to open up The Mall (including options to create a civic square) as well as upgrades and expansion to most Council facilities.

  • Option 1Upgrade the Existing Mall
  • Option 2Mixed-Use Town Centre
  • Option 3 – Commercial Town Centre
 ​Town Centre Options section of the Let's Talk Options engagement document​​

A Precinct for Arts, Culture and Heritage

The options for the Memorial Hall and the Cromwell Heritage Precinct recognise the opportunity to make the Heritage Precinct more of a destination for locals and visitors, and to develop multi-functional facilities that meet the community's needs.

  • Option 1 – Upgrade the Memorial Hall and Improve Access to the Heritage Precinct
  • Option 2 – Create a Memorial Hall and Functions Centre More Connected to the Lakefront
  • Option 3 – Create an Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre with Potential Visitor Accommodation

​Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre Options section of the Let's Talk Options engagement document​​

Additional Information

Some extra informati​on below that features on display panels in our information hub at 48 The Mall. 


The first video below has been shared from the Otago Daily Times 20 October 2018 article "Drawing the blueprint: time to decide Cromwell's future"​ . Below that is a clip of Council CEO Sanchia Jacobs encouraging the community to get engaged and give feedback on the options. 

Page reviewed: 19 Nov 2018 3:48pm