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The Wanaka Community Board has granted the Luggate Irrigation Co a licence to occupy a road reserve in Atkins Rd for an irrigation race and related infrastructure.

The company wants to realign and pipe the irrigation race alongside the construction of an 83-lot subdivision at 24 Atkins Rd, Luggate.

The subdivision consent application by Lake McKay Ltd Partnership (developer Murray Frost) is still in the planning and consenting phase.

Final designs would come back to the council for more consideration, subdivision officer Brooke Allan told the community board last Thursday.

Once all plans had been approved and consented, the irrigation company and development company would be able to integrate their projects, Ms Allan said.