By LUCY WORMALD
Queenstown’s council is running three months behind schedule in reporting back its amended Ladies Mile masterplan.
Adopted by council last October, despite overwhelming opposition from residents of the area, the masterplan provides an overarching vision for mooted development on the northern side of Ladies Mile, opposite Queenstown Country Club retirement village.
With construction likely to span 10-15 years, the plan envisages up to 2400 high- or medium-density homes, a town centre, possibly a primary and high school, and a sports and community centre.
At October’s full council meeting, councillors requested amendments be made to the draft plan to address matters like stormwater management, the location of the schools and restrictions on residential visitor accommodation.
They didn’t think those changes could be made by February, so the matter was to have come back to the council in March.
But it still isn’t on the agenda.
Council planning and development general manager Tony Avery says the report’s been ‘‘delayed slightly’’ as the council works through finalising various parts.
‘‘It is now going to the June 30 meeting.’’