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By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks  to government funding, Queenstown's mayor's hopeful construction of the first phase of the resort's long-awaited CBD arterial bypass will start in the second quarter of next year. In a wide-ranging interview, Jim Boult talks about the government's...
By GUY WILLIAMS A controversial $100 million hotel proposed for Fernhill has got the thumbs down at City Hall. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied in December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel in Queenstown's Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel, which it also...

Parking bump

City Hall wants 1100 new carparks near Queenstown's town centre – even as it works to boost public transport and get people out of the driver's seat. That's almost doubled from the number it wanted last year, when it was...
Car-sharing companies successfully operating in other growing cities are eyeing Queenstown but need council support before opening here. Council's supportive "in principle" but says limited parking in town makes it difficult to roll out such a scheme. But Cityhop and YooGo...

Options for bridge explored

Options from traffic lights to a second crossing will be explored for Queenstown's Edith Cavell Bridge as it reaches its 100th anniversary. Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced it will look at options to address increasing traffic congestion on the...

Crunch point

Developers of a proposed 156-lot subdivision at Queenstown's Ladies Mile and neighbours are shaping up for a battle over traffic congestion. Neighbours, including hundreds of Shotover Country residents, already face huge peak-hour delays getting on to the State Highway 6...

Bypass block

Queenstown's big-ticket bypass project is more grid-locked than the resort's holiday season traffic – with even a business case a year away. Frustration over red tape holding up the progress on the $148 million town centre 'arterial route' is now...
Crashes and complaints on Otago Lakes roads are both up a whopping 150 per cent over the last five years. Police were called to 688 vehicle collisions in 2017 across the Otago Lakes Central police area – which includes Queenstown. That...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...
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...
The long-awaited four-laning of a stretch of State Highway 6 near Queenstown is expected to begin next year. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says in a statement the exact start date is "pending the outcome of the investigation stage" and the work...
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