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Milford Opportunities Project

A 50-year vision for substantive and creative change

The Milford Road corridor and Milford Sound Piopiotahi are under stress and this requires new thinking to safeguard its character.

Developing a collaborative Master Plan for the Milford corridor and Milford Sound Piopiotahi sub-regional area to ensure that Milford Sound Piopiotahi maintains its status as an iconic New Zealand location and provides a world class visitor experience that is accessible, upholds its World Heritage status, supports national park and conservation values and adds value to Southland and New Zealand.

Boffa Miskell and Stantec have partnered (with supporting consultants) to progress a 50-year vision for substantive and creative change that will support the continued success of both Milford Sound Piopiotahi and the wider region. A visionary, yet achievable, outcome is sought for Milford and the wider corridor, cementing them as places that people remember for the rest of their lives.

This complex and comprehensive multi-agency project consists of 17 collaborative workstreams,  to achieve the best outcomes for the project and region. The Milford Opportunities Project builds on a previous stage of work that established seven guiding pillars that include references to Mana Whenua values, conservation, resilience, innovation, and creating moving experiences for visitors. An engagement approach that brings local communities and our partners along this journey with us are the key outcomes of the project.

Drawing on extensive experience, the Boffa Miskell project team will lead the masterplanning, conservation impact analysis and land analysis workstreams. The team will provide inputs into other workstreams, including Te Anau basin study, mapping and animation and partner, stakeholder and community engagement processes.

Our role

Masterplanning, Conservation Impact Analysis, Land Analysis

The facts

ClientSouthland District Council
Project teamTim Church
Jane Rennie
Katie Chilton
Rose Johnston
Yvonne Pflüger
Scott Hooson
Brian McAuslan
Worked with



Visitor Solutions

Fresh Impact

Tika Impact Ltd

ECPC Limited

Natyral Resources Law




Project date2020 - ongoing