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Design Guidelines

Jack’s Point Design Review Board

Residential Design Guidelines

At Jack's Point the master planning philosophy is to tread lightly, carefully integrating a new community and activities into the land, with no disturbance to its intrinsic values.

The mountainous landscape formed by the faulting and folding of hundred-million-year-old rock under such tectonic forces that many of the rock faces are jagged, torn and near vertical, rolling hills, tussock grasses and clear waters of Lake Wakatipu provide the inspiration for the built environment. 

An exceptional landscape like Jack's deserves exceptional architecture delivering bold, simple structures that reflect and blend with the natural surroundings.

Natural building materials and earthy, recessive colours reinforce the connection to the environment and create a community that sits naturally within the context of the mountain ranges and lake.


Residential Neighbourhood Design Guidelines

These Design Guidelines have been developed for the Residential Area in accordance with the Jack's Point Development Controls. The Jack's Point Development Controls shall be deemed to be part of these Design Guidelines if required for interpretation purposes.

Any Design Guidelines developed and approved by the Jack's Point Design Review Board (DRB) and Council for specific areas within the Residential Area, such as comprehensive developments, shall apply to those specific areas instead of and in replacement for these Design Guidelines.

All new development will be reviewed by the DRB and by Council under the District Plan. The following guidelines set out the objectives against which the development will be assessed. A preferred means of meeting each objective is also set out.


The Preserve Design Guidelines

These Design Guidelines have been developed for The Preserve (Tablelands) Area in accordance with the Jack's Point Development Controls. The Jack's Point Development Controls shall be deemed to be part of these Design Guidelines if required for interpretation purposes.


Building at Jack’s Point

While there is a requirement for new homes to be built in a style consistent with this character, there is scope for homeowners to express individuality on a home by home basis. This is executed by tight controls on form, materiality and site placement but the combination and expression of these elements can be unique. Before you begin design, follow these steps in ‘Building at Jack’s Point’.