Frankton

  We live in a special and unique part of the world, which we all want to see preserved and enhanced. The current growth we are experiencing is challenging our place and our values. Our place is being challenged environmentally; our...
A draft masterplan for Frankton has been published and it signals monumental change for the Queenstown suburb over the next three decades. The $840,000 study lists 10 main goals and features a map with 20 key features. The goals include major...
Queenstown Airport Corporation is splashing millions on neighbouring residential proper-ties. It bought a run-down tennis court in McBride Street last August for just over $1 million. And it confirms that within the past six months it's bought two homes that are...
Queenstown's residential market is levelling off but other property sectors are still performing well. That's a finding in Colliers International's '2019-2010 Otago Market Review and Outlook', released tomorrow. After an unusually prolonged period of growth, the report says there are signs...

OPINION: Stand up for heritage

Wakatipu Heritage Trust is dismayed at the removal of a hut and shed from the Arranmore Farm Precinct in Grant Road, Frankton, by the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC), as reported in October 27's Otago Daily Times. The buildings date...
Queenstown Airport has put its expansion plans on hold after a thunderous response from the community. The airport announced earlier this year the need to expand its noise boundaries to allow for growth – doubling of the number of flights...

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...

Frankton feedback sought

Consultation on Frankton's $840,000 masterplan has begun. The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday started the first phase of community engagement on the plan, which will take a big-picture look at the future of Frankton over the next 30 years. The council...
Foreign drivers are being given a crash-course in road safety with a new simulator in Queenstown to help reduce accidents across the country. GO Rentals is the first car rental company to take the driving simulator to market. It's the product...
A Mountain Scene paperboy leapt into action on his weekly round to save an elderly Frankton resident's house. Remarkables Primary School pupil Jack Smillie helped stop 92-year-old Mavora MacKenzie's home becoming severely damaged after the latch on her diesel burner...

Housing complex takes off

Approval's been given for Queenstown's first major affordable and worker housing complex. In a resort desperately short of reasonably-priced locals' housing, developer New Ground Capital (NGC) has received resource consent to accommodate about 600 people on the Frankton Flats. Site works...
From November 20 Queenstowners can take their cars to work – or bus free for a week. Today Mountain Scene exclusively reveals the four new Orbus routes, which cover most of the Wakatipu Basin. For the first seven days of the new...
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