Queenstown Country Club

‘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 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...

$250m village plan

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown developer has brought forward his plans for a third Wakatipu retirement village to counter thousands of Covid-19 pandemic-related tourism job losses. Chris Meehan is proposing his $250 million, 162-residential-unit complex, dubbed Northbrook Retirement Village, including a private...
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...

March date for hospital build

The developer of an in-dependent surgical hospital next to the Queenstown Country Club hopes to start construction in March. Sanderson Group chairman Fraser Sanderson says he hopes a resource consent variation to build the $20 million facility, filed in August, will...
A Queenstown retirement village developer has taken contract builders off the job now his construction backlog's cleared. Queenstown Country Club's Fraser Sanderson says his 24 builders got behind schedule, "so the only way we could do it was to get...
A new hospital for Queenstown is a step closer after a private health company and a charitable trust formed a company to make progress on realising it. It is understood the Southern District Health Board has also agreed to fund...
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...
A retirement village developer has apologised for failing to tell the Queenstown Trails Trust it was temporarily closing two public tracks in Lake Hayes Estate. Queenstown Country Club also neglected to inform Queenstown's council and the suburb's residents before fencing...
A massive retirement village development in Queenstown has fast-tracked consent - which commissioners say will irreversibly change the rural character of the town's entrance. The development's original proposal, for 53 hectares next to Lake Hayes Estate, was for a 332-unit...
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