As the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted unanimously
yesterday to keep the dream of a convention centre for the
CBD alive, a private developer vowed to lodge consent for a
competing centre in Frankton by year's end.
A campaign has been launched in Wanaka urging voters in this
year's local body elections to register their discontent with
the two Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates and instead vote
for Wanaka's voice to be better heard in the district.
People worried an affordable housing precinct in Queenstown
will be lost implored the Queenstown Lakes District Council
yesterday not to allow a proposed $50 million convention
centre to be built on the Lakeview land where more than 100
people live in low-rent cabins.
A bid to extend residential and industrial zones off
Ballantyne Rd, near Wanaka, will be publicly notified, as
long as more details about the effects on traffic are
provided to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's