Frankton

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...
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...

Housing fix found

A huge proposed worker housing complex at Queenstown's Remarkables Park promises to help solve one of the resort's most pressing problems. New Ground Capital (NGC) is contracted to buy a one hectare-plus site below Remarkables Park Town Centre, and opposite...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...

Under $1m for Residences

Prices in a mostly four-bedroom Queenstown townhouse development, publicly launched today, are all under $1 million. Developed by a Singaporean property company, Remarkables Residences will comprise 225 three- and four-storey town-houses. They'll be spread over a 3.84 hectare Frankton Flats site...
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