Ladies Mile

Queenstown's council is having a procrastination moment about housing affordability along Ladies Mile. It asked for submissions and got a mixed response. Predictably, a few land owners warmed to the notion of a bank balance windfall. Others were less sanguine. We're told...
Queenstown council bosses want the resort's tree-lined entrance to be opened up for potential development. In a report to Thursday's full council meeting, planning bosses Tony Avery and Blair Devlin -- who previously ran secret meetings promoting a potential carve-up...
Queenstown's council is to be congratulated for having the vision to create a masterplan for Ladies Mile that embraces public transport, green spaces and a community hub, writes Glenpanel Homestead co-owner Mark Tylden. If it is rolled out, it will lead...
OPINION: Progress is great, isn't it, David Williams asks. After years of political slumber in Queenstown, of needless cost-cutting and ridiculous attempts to keep rates steady, there seems to be an attitude to roll up the sleeves and get things...
Discussions by district councillors at last month's council meeting raised some serious concerns for me, writes Keri Lemaire-Sicre. It reinforced what most of us have known for some time. That is, the special housing areas are not providing affordable housing –...
More than 2800 residential units could be built along Ladies Mile, near Queenstown, an indicative master plan for the area shows. The council's plan - revealed to media yesterday but initially revealed secretly to landowners - covers an area of 136ha...
A warning from a prominent former councillor is being recalled as Queenstown's council considers high-density housing by the Ladies Mile entrance to the resort. Ex-Queenstown councillor Stuart Maclean remembers the words of then-planning chairman, the late Harry Caldwell, when he joined...

Green belt belted

Fears "another Queenstown" will be built along Ladies Mile have been sparked by council concept plans revealed at a secret meeting on Monday. What has been the rural, tree-lined entrance to Queenstown is already being transformed, as diggers carve up...
Having gained fast-tracked approval for his Queenstown old folks' home, developer Fraser Sanderson's not letting the grass grow under his feet. As those driving the Ladies Mile highway can see, the Tauranga-based retirement village operator is already moving dirt for...

Council puts hand out

Queenstown's council wants to borrow $56 million from the government to spark the development of at least 3000 new homes. The authority has submitted four bids to the government's $1 billion infrastructure fund. It wants cash for a town centre bypass,...
A private crash investigator says police analysis of a fatal smash on Ladies Mile last year contains "significant flaws". Tim Stevenson gave evidence on the second day of the judge-alone trial of former Queenstown man Isaac David Madsen, 19, in Queenstown's...
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