Lake Hayes golf practice facility, jetty proposed

The owner of a development near Lake Hayes plans to build a golf practice facility and public jetty on the shores of Lake Hayes.

Slope Hill Golf Ltd has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council for land-use consent to undertake earthworks to establish and maintain a golf practice facility on the shoreline of Lake Hayes.

Director Jim Boult is also director of Meadow 3 Ltd, which is behind the 200ha Threepwood development of 41 sections priced from $1.2 million to about $4.5 million at Ladies Mile and Slope Hill.

The golf practice facility would be on an undeveloped property west of the existing Threepwood development.

It would be for the use of Threepwood residents and have four greens in an area of 7ha.

"Earthworks are required to create earth mounds and bunkers associated with a golf practice facility," the application says.

"The purpose of the proposed golf practice facility is to provide the residents of Threepwood with a suitable and easily accessible recreational facility in close proximity to their properties."

It would be "low profile and in character with the surrounding area".

The company also has applied to the council for resource consent to build, use and maintain a jetty on the foreshore and bed of the southern edge of Lake Hayes.

It will extend 12m from the shore and be about 1.2m in width, the application says.

The jetty will be accessed from the Lake Hayes walking track for pedestrians and cyclists.

"It will complement the Lake Hayes walking track facility and will enable people to fish, swim and launch small un-motorised craft," it says.

"The jetty will be available for public use and it will generally enhance access to the foreshore and out over the lake for recreational use."

The application acknowledges the construction might result in adverse effects on the natural character and landscape values of the lake but says they would not be "significant".

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