Alastair Porter

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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