The proposed rate increase to be targeted at central
Queenstown commercial property owners to help pay for the
$55.5 million Queenstown Convention Centre could be passed on
to their tenants.
Skyline Enterprises chief executive Jeff Staniland said
yesterday he had not had a chance to read the rates proposal
and the feasibility report it came from, so could not form an
opinion, but the impact would not be felt only by commercial
Skyline Enterprises owns eight buildings in the central
business district, including the indoor O'Connell's Shopping
''Are property owners happy to see rates go up because of the
benefit, well, it all depends on what the benefits are and
what changes are made, so until we see the details, it's
pretty hard to have a view,'' Mr Staniland said.
''It's not just the property owner who pays rates, it's the
tenant. So this is not just about property owners, it's about
people who lease the buildings to operate out of. The rates
It has been recommended the bulk of the centre costs be met
by businesses likely to benefit the most.
Funding options for the convention centre will be considered
when the Queenstown Lakes District Council meets in Wanaka
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce yesterday declined to
comment on the council's proposed recommendation, saying it
wanted to consult its members first.