A karting facility, 10-pin bowling centre and a new gym will
be established at Remarkables Park, north of Hawthorne Dr,
after resource consent was granted (subject to conditions) on
a non-notified basis.
The Willow Place Family Trust applied for land use consent to
establish and operate the commercial recreation activities in
the Remarkables Park Special Zone, on pastoral land directly
south of Queenstown Airport.
Consent was sought to establish the karting, bowling and gym
facilities in one building, with a gross floor area of 4000sq
A total of 44 car parks would be provided for, accessed via a
new right of way off the Eastern Access Rd.
Up to 10 karts would run at any one time, operating
predominantly between noon and 10pm.
The bowling alley would house between eight and 10 lanes,
allowing up to 48 people to play at any given time, operating
between 10am and 10pm.
The gym would be located above the bowling alley on a
mezzanine floor. The application said up to 8-10 patrons were
expected to be on site at any given time during operating
hours, between 6am and 10pm.
Up to 13,166cu m of earthworks were proposed over an area of
30,787sq m, to create the car-parking areas, a level building
platform and landscaping.
Independent commissioner Jane Sinclair said adverse effects
of earthworks would be mitigated through the construction of
''hard surfacing'', for example, road, car-parking areas and
''Should buildings not be constructed following excavation,
then these areas shall be grassed within four weeks of works
being undertaken. A condition of consent is recommended to
ensure this occurs.''