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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...
OPINION: Think about the great cities of the world. The history of Athens, the seething humanity of Tokyo, the architecture of Barcelona. Then think again. One of the great things about cities is green spaces. What would New York City be without Central...
A prominent Queenstown developer has had its case over "trespassing" rock anchors on its lakeside land dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Lakes Edge Developments, controlled by Chris Meehan's Winton Partners Holdings, challenged a High Court ruling which found rock...
A local developer is about to start selling Queenstown apartments and sections with stunning Shotover River delta views. Aedifice Queenstown Ltd, owned by local Tim Medland and two New Zealand resident French partners, is developing La Residence du Parc on a...

It’s raining hotels

A second landmark hotel is to be built by the main road into downtown Queenstown, amidst the resort's visitor accommodation shortage. Last Friday, Auckland developer Safari Group bought the prominent Frankton Road/Stanley Street corner site. It has plans for a 100-...
Having gained fast-tracked approval for his Queenstown old folks' home, developer Fraser Sanderson's not letting the grass grow under his feet. As those driving the Ladies Mile highway can see, the Tauranga-based retirement village operator is already moving dirt for...
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