housing

Queenstown's council is calling for feedback on plans for a 600-house Special Housing Area near Queenstown, the day after the Government announced plans to scrap the legislation. In a press release Queenstown Lakes District Council said it had received an...
The Queenstown Lakes district will need another 17,000 houses if it is to accommodate the projected growth in its population over the next 30 years. That is 11 times the number of houses sited in Wanaka's new 222ha Northlake subdivision. The...

Potential housing boom

Thousands of new houses proposed for Queenstown could almost halve the resort's affordable housing waiting list. Two new primary schools are also planned, the Ministry of Education has confirmed. The Queenstown Lakes District Council is expecting to receive four new special...

Kingston fronts up

Kingston residents are gearing up for a fight over proposed access to a new mega-subdivision. Hundreds of people have signed a petition opposing the use of Kent Street as the accessway to the Kingston Village Limited development. Resource consent's been lodged...

School housing hint

The first official hint about a housing project on the former site of Queenstown's high school's been dropped. Land Information NZ tells SceneGorge Road/Fryer Street will be used for "state housing". Deputy Crown property boss Jerome Sheppard says: "The property transferred...

KiwiBuild hint

Queenstown and Cromwell may be in line for KiwiBuild developments, hot on the heels of an announcement that hundreds of affordable homes are planned for Wanaka. Housing Minister Phil Twyford has taken to Twitter to hint there might be something...

$24m housing loan

A $24 million interest-free loan for infrastructure enabling new housing at Ladies Mile will make a "significant difference" to Queenstown's housing shortage, Mayor Jim Boult says. Mr Boult said yesterday's announcement by Housing Minister Phil Twyford was "another excellent move...

The Block QT

Queenstowners are taking matters into their own hands to beat the sky-high housing market. A group of house hunters plans to build a 'co-op urban village' – mimicking successful similar schemes in Australia and Germany. The concept takes profit-hungry building developers...
Frankton residents are mobilising at the eleventh hour against a 227-apartment development – which includes affordable housing. Site works for the Remarkables Park Apartments started in April and construction is expected to be completed late next year. Developer New Ground Capital...
Many blows have been traded over who's to blame for housing unaffordability in New Zealand. I've seen some ill-informed debate about this. The recent documentary Who Owns NZ Now, which screened last week, was no exception. It carried a strong political bias...
Doubling government grants to first-home buyers has drawn a tepid response from Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim Boult, who believes his council needs to step in to help solve the resort’s housing crisis. Yesterday, the National Party announced its HomeStart grants would...

Lakeview sale looms

Despite facing a mounting housing crisis, Queenstown's council looks set to sell a prime piece of land near the resort's CBD. In a report to tomorrow's full council meeting, the council's strategic projects boss Paul Speedy recommends the council agree to...
Advertisement
Advertisement