parking

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,...
Queenstown Airport is bowing to the blowtorch of public opinion and bringing back a drop-off zone. It's part of a swag of parking and traffic improvements which is costing $4.6 million. Locals will be able to drop mates directly in front...
OPINION: A mantra I live by in business is: tolerance is the enemy of excellence. Essentially, you get what you tolerate. In life, nothing changes until we reach a threshold whereby we make a decision to no longer tolerate something that...
OPINION: Like many throughout the district I've been watching our council during its first six months. Things are happening – at long last! We have our new traffic lights, where you can make life-long friends while waiting for a green light. The...
An Environment Court judge says unless Skyline Enterprises can resolve parking and stormwater issues it is unlikely to get consent for its gondola redevelopment. However, in a minute judge John Hassan issued yesterday afternoon, he gave Skyline several options to...

Parking ban on way

Work to install barriers and no-stopping signs on Queenstown's Kawarau Road could get cracking before winter. But it all depends on how well the council's parking strategy for Frankton is tracking and how the public feels. Cheapskates currently use the stretch...
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