development

Kmart opening delayed

Plans to open a Kmart store in Queenstown have been delayed by two weeks after the construction company behind the build was issued with a "Notice to Fix". Nationwide firm Dominion Constructors Ltd was ordered to fix some problems relating...

Arthurs Point fury

An advertising guru has blown the whistle on a planned subdivision in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. M&C Saatchi Australian boss and former worldwide chairman Tom Dery fears an 89-lot housing development overlooking the Shotover River will degrade an iconic landscape. Dery, who...
Squillionaires looking to splash the cash in a new exclusive Queenstown development better get in quick. Five of 12 sections – each priced at a staggering $3 million – have sold at Homestead Bay, south of Jack's Point. The home sites,...
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...
Plans have emerged for another massive worker accommodation complex in Queenstown. A fortnight ago, Mountain Scene broke news of company New Ground Capital's plans to build digs for up to 600 workers at Remarkables Park. Now we've uncovered plans for up to...
Queenstown council bosses want the resort's tree-lined entrance to be opened up for potential development. In a report to Thursday's full council meeting, planning bosses Tony Avery and Blair Devlin -- who previously ran secret meetings promoting a potential carve-up...
Queenstown's council is to be congratulated for having the vision to create a masterplan for Ladies Mile that embraces public transport, green spaces and a community hub, writes Glenpanel Homestead co-owner Mark Tylden. If it is rolled out, it will lead...
It's great to see Queenstown's council looking at a coordinated town centre plan, writes former district councillor Cath Gilmour. The 24-page 'Imagine Queenstown Town Centre' document contains some good concepts and ideas, many of which have been talked about for...
OPINION: Progress is great, isn't it, David Williams asks. After years of political slumber in Queenstown, of needless cost-cutting and ridiculous attempts to keep rates steady, there seems to be an attitude to roll up the sleeves and get things...
Discussions by district councillors at last month's council meeting raised some serious concerns for me, writes Keri Lemaire-Sicre. It reinforced what most of us have known for some time. That is, the special housing areas are not providing affordable housing –...

$100m luxury hotel plans

An American developer is making a Queenstown comeback, with plans for a $100 million luxury hotel complex near Skyline's gondola. Kevin Carlin – who developed The Waterfront apartments 20 years ago and then the exclusive Lakeside Estates subdivision – lodged...
More than 2800 residential units could be built along Ladies Mile, near Queenstown, an indicative master plan for the area shows. The council's plan - revealed to media yesterday but initially revealed secretly to landowners - covers an area of 136ha...
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