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By GUY WILLIAMS Storm damage to a vast stand of pines in Kelvin Heights' Jardine Park means a community-driven landscape plan for the area will start with a cleaner slate. For the past five weeks, a City Hall forestry contractor's been...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown landlord and his tenants are urging locals to patronise, and help save, the CBD. In recent years, many residents have bypassed central Queenstown in favour of Frankton, citing traffic congestion or lack of parking. Now pharmacy building...

Parking fury

Business owners are up in arms over a parking clampdown in the CBD, calling it a "blatant cash grab" with one owner booked nine times in two weeks. For years, shop owners at the western end of Shotover Street have...

Parking up

It's big, flash, and possibly the first of many. We're talking about the proposed new, multi-million dollar parking building on Queenstown's Boundary Street, which will likely to cater to 232 cars. The first designs for the building were made public this...

Demo sparks parking boost

The demolition of two houses will provide a temporary parking boost in Queenstown's CBD, but the longer-term future of the prime site remains unclear. Two Man Street houses owned by Sydney-based John Thompson have been reduced to rubble this week. Thompson...

Airport parking windfall

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) raked in a whopping $76,000 in parking fines over the past three years for tickets issued on its land. QAC staff issue parking tickets around the airport zone and the corporation receives 75 per cent of...

Mayor mum on parking probe

Queenstown's mayor is clamping down on a stoush over mobility parking in the resort's CBD. Wakatipu Access Group member Anna Jameson wrote to the council last week to complain about a council staffer allegedly using a mobility carpark on Beach...

Mobility parking stoush

A disability rights campaigner is demanding action over a council worker she says is using a Queenstown CBD mobility carpark as a personal spot. Wakatipu Access Group member Anna Jameson has written to councillors and council staff to complain about...

$1.3m parking surplus

A near-$1.3 million surplus from Queenstown Lakes District Council parking facilities in the past financial year will be spent on projects aimed at getting more people out of their cars. The council's infrastructure committee will meet tomorrow to approve the...

Parking windfall

Queenstown's council raked in almost $4 million in just nine months from parking charges, fines and regulatory fees – $1m more than it expected. It had expected to take some $2,860,000 by the end of March, three quarters into the...

Skyline plans mega carpark

As Queenstowners face a downtown parking squeeze, a local tourist company is planning a mega-carpark nearby. Skyline is proposing a 449-space carpark to service its proposed $100 million gondola complex redevelopment. Behind the rebuilt bottom terminal, the four- or five-level building...
OPINION: The recent PechaKucha chit-chat evening at the Queenstown Memorial Centre was all about Queenstown's town centre. The 24-page brochure exhorted us to talk about its future. We are offered a range of options: an alternative arterial route, passenger transport facilities,...
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