housing

Building missive

ASB's chief economist says the country needs to focus on how we build houses to make them more affordable long-term. Speaking to delegates at the 2019 Architectural Design New Zealand conference in Queenstown on Friday, Nick Tuffley said the need...

Blacklisted from rentals

A Queenstown hospo boss is "disgusted" after being turned down for 11 rentals because he has a baby. And he's not the only one, with several people telling Mountain Scene they were also discriminated against for having kids. The issue's not...
Queenstown's population boom has an obvious effect on house prices and the rental market – but what's the knock-on cost to people's quality of life? It's a question Southern District Health Board is asking in a study to get a...
Queenstown's original Five Mile developer is behind stalled plans for a 1500-home Gibbston township with houses as cheap as $350,000. Backed by ex-Christchurch mayor Sir Bob Parker, Dave Henderson had intended applying for a fast-tracked special housing area (SHA) to...

Millions at risk

A $24 million pot of infrastructure funding could disappear into thin air if housing developments aren't approved for Ladies Mile. The clock is ticking for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which would provide millions of dollars in interest-free loans to the...

Housing debate heats up

The ongoing saga of Queenstown's housing shortage heats up again next week, with councillors to decide on several major housing development proposals. Daisy Hudson takes a look at what's on the table, and what it could mean for the...
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...
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