special housing areas

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...

Fast-track fail

Builders, investors and speculators have elbowed first-home buyers out of Queenstown's first special housing area. A Mountain Scene analysis shows only 39 of 135 sections – less than 30 per cent – at fast-tracked subdivision Bridesdale Farm are owned by...
More than 2800 residential units could be built along Ladies Mile, near Queenstown, an indicative master plan for the area shows. The council's plan - revealed to media yesterday but initially revealed secretly to landowners - covers an area of 136ha...
OPINION: The government's almost militaristic fast-track for new houses might be guilty of mission creep in Queenstown, writes David Williams. On Monday, Queenstown's council innocuously announced it was re-opening feedback for its Gorge Road special housing area – which allows developers...
A Queenstowner is criticising buyers in an entry-level subdivision for selling their sections for major capital gains. Lesley Turner, who's helping her daughter find a property, has found seven section owners at Queenstown's Bridesdale Farm, adjoining Lake Hayes Estate, trying...

Village plans shot

One of Queenstown's biggest developers has called time on plans for a retirement village. Shotover Country, wedged between Lake Hayes Estate and the Shotover River, has applied for consent to build 61 new homes on a site once earmarked for an...
The door could soon open for landowners and developers across the Queenstown Lakes wanting to fast-track subdivisions. Queenstown's council will tomorrow consider an overhaul of so-called special housing area (SHA) guidelines. The council froze work on SHA proposals seven weeks ago, ordering staff to...
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