Ladies Mile

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Hercules military aircraft can land on Ladies Mile highway in times of emergency, campaigners for the closure of Queenstown Airport say. FlightPlan2050 is urging City Hall to include a setback from the state highway in the masterplan for...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If living and breathing real estate makes you a successful agent, you couldn't find better examples than Queenstowners Gerard Bligh and Hadley van Schaik. The duo have worked together for New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty's local branch for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Amidst a health crisis, it's apt foundation works on Queenstown's first surgical hospital started this week. The $20 million-plus hospital's being built next to the Queenstown Country Club by the retirement village's original developer, Sanderson Group. Despite a slight delay...

New digs for workforce

By GUY WILLIAMS A new residential development just off Lake Hayes Estate's Onslow Road will house workers at Queenstown's Southern Cross hospital. Queenstown Commercial, a company linked to Queenstown Country Club developer Sanderson Group, is building 12 two-storey homes, in a...
A former home on Ladies Mile, snapped up by Queenstown's council earlier this year, will be used at least initially as a hub for community groups. Mayor Jim Boult says the plan's still a "work in progress" and there's no...
The brother of a former Prime Minister and a high-profile developer are locked in a fierce legal battle over a multi-million dollar piece of Queenstown land. Conor English, brother of Sir Bill English, and developer Wayne Foley are grappling over...
Queenstown's councillors have drawn a line in the sand over development on Ladies Mile, and sent a strong message to the NZ Transport Agency, over concerns about traffic and transport infrastructure. Councillors voted to decline three Special Housing Area (SHA)...

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...

Battle for Ladies Mile

Queenstown's council has snapped up a prime Ladies Mile property, as locals paint a grim picture of over-development. The council yesterday announced a surprise move to buy a high profile, 14.6 hectare site with a capital value of $6.41 million. Mayor...

Council buys high profile land

Queenstown's council has splashed out on a high-profile, multi-million dollar Ladies Mile property. In a press release the council said the site would ''provide a variety of facilities for Lake Hayes/Shotover Country residents as well as the wider community''. The site,...
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