District Plan

Hostel to hotel

By GUY WILLIAMS An Australian businessman charged with fraud is behind plans to build a 17-room high-end hotel on a prime lakefront site close to Queenstown’s CBD. Bumbles Holdings Ltd has applied for consent to build the five-storey Bumbles Hotel on...
A prominent ratepayer is blasting Queenstown's council as "irresponsible" for appealing a damning judgment against it. The Environment Court last month found the council had misled the public by not making it clear, in a summary of district plan submissions,...
Vast swathes of rural Queenstown land will be protected under new plans to limit development. But no one seems particularly bothered - despite a local planning expert saying they "propose to remove existing landowner rights and expectations". Queenstown's council is consulting...
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