transport

Airport fees hike

Queenstown Airport is hiking commercial pick-up and drop-off fees - but doesn't want to talk about it. Right now the airport charges $3.45 for a pick-up. But from next Thursday, Mountain Scene understands the airport will charge $8.05 for pick-ups as well...
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and summer is definitely on the horizon. I hate to be cliched, but the year really has flown by. Here at Parliament, there are just 14 sitting days left until we...
Queenstown's CBD parking scene has turned into a battle zone. The rulers are enforcing the war and the working folk are being swooped on by tourists. These days if you haven't locked and loaded a park by 8.30am, your hopes of finding...

Warning shot over road funding

Frankton developer Alastair Porter's fired a warning shot over a move to make his firms pay millions of dollars for a major new road. Queenstown's council wants to pass on almost its entire financial contribution to the $22 million eastern access...

Biz lobby in free bus push

A Queenstown business lobby is pushing for fully-subsidised buses between Lake Hayes Estate and Fernhill. DowntownQT believes free public transport will clear up chronic traffic congestion in the resort and help the CBD become more pedestrian-friendly. The business group also wants...
Queenstown's MP is urging the local council to tap into a $1 billion government fund – and he's told them how to do it. Todd Barclay says Queenstown's council should apply for a share of the housing infrastructure fund. He singles...

Why park-and-ride died

The lack of a suitable base in Frankton proved fatal to a proposed park-and-ride trial in Queenstown. The trial, targeted to start before Christmas, was dropped by Queenstown's council in a public-excluded session at its final meeting last Thursday. Queenstown councillor Alexa...
Car slots are being shed from one of Queenstown's biggest council carparks this weekend to make way for campervans. Sandblasting and remarking at the 171-space Boundary Road carpark begins on Friday night. Sixty-six standard parks will be removed to create 33 campervan spaces. The carpark, which...
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