proposed district plan

Judge rules on trees

By GUY WILLIAMS “It's a sad day for the district when you have to apply to the bureaucracy of local  government for a resource consent to plant some trees on your farm.’’ That’s the reaction of Queenstown developer Chris Meehan to...

Olive Leaf nipped in the bud

By GUY WILLIAMS A lobby group opposed to the ‘Olive Leaf’ building proposed for Arrowtown is relieved consent’s been declined. Members of the NoLeaf society, formed four years ago to fight the proposal, say they hope the decision by independent commissioners,...

Fernhill hotel’s consent fail

By GUY WILLIAMS Independent commissioners have refused resource consent for a controversial $100 million hotel in Fernhill. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied last December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel on a 10,400sqm site in Queenstown’s Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel,...
Queenstown's fast-growing airport has launched a pre-emptive strike on nearby housing growth. The resort is grappling with surging population growth and where to put future houses and businesses. But the airport wants the kibosh put on 30-odd requests for more intensive...
More permissive development rules are expected to be in place for the Queenstown Lakes district early next year, after the council bowed to pressure from planning experts. But the district's new plan will now not be finalised for years, as...
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