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
Two bids for the Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty were
received, one from existing mayor Vanessa van Uden and
another from Al Angus, whose 40 years in the Wakatipu have
taken him from Kingston to Kinloch and in between.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is embarking on a
review of its library services and one of the ''big
challenges'' for the district, the council's chief executive
claims, is that 80% of people do not use or regularly use the
Two separate plan changes - relating respectively to a $300
million development in Queenstown and affordable and
community housing in the Lakes district - are likely to be
made operative after the Queenstown Lakes District Council's
full meeting in Queenstown next week.