development

Council puts hand out

Queenstown's council wants to borrow $56 million from the government to spark the development of at least 3000 new homes. The authority has submitted four bids to the government's $1 billion infrastructure fund. It wants cash for a town centre bypass,...
An earthquake-triggered landslip damming the Shotover River is being advanced as a reason to reject a planned fast-tracked housing development. University of Canterbury geologist Prof Tim Davies says the risk of such a landslip has been ''potentially underestimated'' and the...
A massive retirement village development in Queenstown has fast-tracked consent - which commissioners say will irreversibly change the rural character of the town's entrance. The development's original proposal, for 53 hectares next to Lake Hayes Estate, was for a 332-unit...

Education hub rubbed out

A huge education and technology campus planned near Queenstown's Jack's Point is dead in the water. Just as council experts were lining up to rail against the plan, its main supporter, the Jacks Point group of companies associated with developer...

Village plans shot

One of Queenstown's biggest developers has called time on plans for a retirement village. Shotover Country, wedged between Lake Hayes Estate and the Shotover River, has applied for consent to build 61 new homes on a site once earmarked for an...

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...

History reduced to rubble

A landmark villa that stood above the Queenstown CBD for more than a century was bowled last month. Fronting the Stanley Street entrance to town, the tree-lined property was well-known as the home and surgery of Dr Bill Anderson –...
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