Civil works are underway for a rare new subdivision on the lower flanks of Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights.

The first stage of Peninsula Hill, ‘Karearea’ (native falcon), received resource consent just before Christmas.

Being developed by Kawarau Falls Station owners Liz Dick son and her brother, Mike Mee, the subdivision’s immediately east of the already-established 17-lot subdivision, The Peninsula, on which only four sections haven’t been built.

The overall 4.4-hectare site slopes reasonably steeply up from Peninsula Road over a series of small terraces.

Section sizes range from 1041 square metres to 3694sqm, with an average lot size of 1820sqm.

Since it was launched to market last April, nine of the 17 north-facing lots have sold.

Those remaining range from $1.6 million to $2.5m.

Teaming up: Developer Mike Mee, left, and sales agent Fred Bramwell

Buyers are mostly high-end Kiwis, says local Colliers agent Fred Bramwell, who’s marketing the subdivision alongside colleague Zach Hylton.

‘‘Our sales process has gone really well.’’

Compared with The Peninsula, he notes ‘‘there’s been a lot more horsepower put into the design guidelines’’.

‘‘Specifically, all the sites have big engineered building platforms, they’ve all got big expansive lake views and there’s a lot of green areas that will looked after by the owners’ association.’’

The developers worked closely with landscape architects Baxter Design Group and urban design firm Studio Pacific Architecture to ‘‘set the tone for the subsequent stages’’, the resource consent application states.

There’s capacity, ultimately, for 800-plus sections.

Bramwell says viewings are by appointment, while an on site sales office is about to be completed.

Meanwhile, Mee says they’re doing design work on a proposed village precinct, including cafe/bar, towards Balmoral Drive.

‘‘We’re hoping to start building in about 12 months’ time.’’

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