Three decades after the creation of Lake Dunstan, Central Otago residents are being urged to use their voice to determine what the next 30 years of the lake will look like.

Lake Dunstan Charitable Trust (LDCT) is partnering with Shaping our Future, a community-focused non-profit organisation, to hold surveys and workshops about the lake.

The project is part of the trust’s four-year Jobs for Nature project funded by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to improve areas of the lake’s shoreline and discover the community’s concerns and aspirations for its future.

LDCT community engagement co-ordinator Megan Phillips said the workshops were not just about focusing on negatives, but establishing the issues and moving on from there.

The online workshops will be held on February 27 for Clyde and March 6 and 15 for Cromwell.

Register at