Ngāi Tahu Property (NTP) has officially lodged consent for the next part of Queenstown’s Te Pā Tāhuna housing development.
Being built on Wakatipu High School’s former Gorge Rd site, stage one — comprising 27 apartments, 10 of which were sold as part of the KiwiBuild programme and seven of which are live/work units — was officially opened in February, with titles issued in April.
The next stage will comprise 66 one- and two-bedroom units across three, three-storey apartment buildings, ranging in height from 12.2 metres to 14.58m.
NTP’s application, being vetted by Queenstown’s council, is also asking for the ‘‘possibility’’ of the development being done in three stages, and for the unit title subdivision of the proposed units.
Planned in the next phase are two buildings containing 18 units — one would only be two-bedders and the other a mix of one- and two-bedrooms — and one building of 30 units, also a mix of one- and two-bedders, all with balconies.
Also proposed on the 4085 square metre site, bounded by Sawmill Rd to the north, Fryer St to the west, and two new roads, construction of which is complete, is a ‘‘bike and bin store building’’, with storage for up to 26 bikes, seven 660-litre general waste bins and the same number of recycling bins, and three 240L glass bins, and a second bike store, with capacity for another 44 bikes.
NTP’s also planning two carparks, one containing 23 parks and the other 26, along with two communal carparks and a mobility park.
Carparks aren’t being allocated to any of the one-bedders, and two of the two-bedroom units will also go without.
In all, just over 300 residential units are planned at Te Pā Tāhuna — its most recent application says confirmation of council’s wastewater network capacity’s being sought from its property and infrastructure team.