Roy Thompson

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust can buy 50 apartments in Frankton, after securing funding from Westpac bank. As reported in the Otago Daily Times last week, the not-for-profit social enterprise lost the chance to secure  financial backing from  an overseas...

$30m worker digs axed

A developer's canning a central Queenstown worker housing complex just as problems accommodating hospo staff hit crisis point. New Ground Capital boss Roy Thompson says his company's pulled the pin on its 143-unit, $30 million-plus project because it can't make the...
Queenstown's council has given fast-tracked approval for a $30 million-plus, 143-unit worker housing complex in the resort. But developer New Ground Capital has hit a wall – or rather, a cliff face. The company, spearheaded by Queenstowner Roy Thompson, lodged a resource...

$30m worker housing fix

A $30 million-plus worker housing complex is proposed to combat Queenstown's crippling short-term rental crunch. A company headed by part-time Queenstowner Roy Thompson this week lodged a resource consent application for two six-storey buildings on Gorge Road, close to the...
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