Alastair Porter

Almost six years since it was announced and four years since it was first touted to be open for business, Alastair Porter's proposed conference centre's still on paper. Meanwhile, Destination Queenstown's about to hit print on its own 'Convention Centre...
A developer's made a controversial bid to create a large subdivision at Remarkables Park – including land at the centre of a seven-year court battle. Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL), the Queenstown developer behind much of Frankton's expansion, applied for resource...

Farm for tourists

Developer Alastair Porter may be going head to head with Walter Peak, after hinting at a large-scale agri-tourism venture on his Queenstown Park land. Porter tells Mountain Scenehe can't give away too many details yet, but says a tourism hub...

$100m gondola plan

Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country kids could be catching a gondola to high school within three years. Queenstown developer Alastair Porter tells Mountain Scene he plans to lodge resource consent for his highly-anticipated mega-gondola in the first half of...

New burrow for bookworms

Reflecting Frankton's growth as a Queenstown hub, a large library's coming to Remarkables Park. Queenstown's council is leasing the 600 square metre ground floor of Remarkables House for at least three years while it looks for a permanent site for...
The owners of Queenstown Park Station are taking the Queenstown Lakes District Council to court over a failed rezoning bid. Queenstown Park Ltd is calling for a special zone to allow for future development on the site, including a gondala...
What makes Whistler tick? Mountain Scene's chief news hound Philip Chandler interrupted a recent visit to Canada for a chinwag with the most knowledgeable person on Whistler's growth from the very beginning World-leading mountain resorts Queenstown and Whistler, Canada, took very different...

Housing fix found

A huge proposed worker housing complex at Queenstown's Remarkables Park promises to help solve one of the resort's most pressing problems. New Ground Capital (NGC) is contracted to buy a one hectare-plus site below Remarkables Park Town Centre, and opposite...

Warning shot over road funding

Frankton developer Alastair Porter's fired a warning shot over a move to make his firms pay millions of dollars for a major new road. Queenstown's council wants to pass on almost its entire financial contribution to the $22 million eastern access...

Centre gets go ahead

Queenstown's first convention centre has the green light. The local council's issued a non-notified consent for Frankton developer Remarkables Park to build and operate a strikingly-designed centre which can easily handle 700 delegates. Remarkables Park boss Alastair Porter hopes it will open...
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