A range of commercial and infrastructure developments are
scheduled for completion from late 2014 through to 2018. These will
bring the rapidly expanding population of Queenstown residents and
visitors a wide range of new facilities to enjoy.
Cavell Leitch's team is excited to see the size and variety
of development. A snapshot of the Queenstown developments that are
underway or will kick off shortly is set out below:
The long awaited Five Mile development on Frankton Flats is due
to open Stage One in mid 2015. Stage One contains a Countdown
Supermarket, Briscoes and Rebel Sport. Other confirmed tenants
include a Warehouse Stationery and Number One Shoes. Some
Queenstown residents will still remember ordering their groceries
from Invercargill. By mid 2015, grocery shoppers will have a choice
between New World, Fresh Choice and Countdown. Pak 'n Save is
also coming to Shotover Park's development on Frankton Flats.
Foodstuffs haven't confirmed a definite opening date, as the
timing depends on the development of critical infrastructure,
namely roading (more on that below).
The other significant retail development in Frankton is
"The Landing" at Remarkables Park. The Landing comprises
three new retail and commercial buildings, located opposite the
entrance to New World. The first building is set to open in late
2014, with the other two buildings due for completion shortly
afterward. The developer, Savanna Group, expects The Landing will
be 100% leased on opening, although no details have been released
yet regarding the tenants.
Also on Frankton Flats, work has begun on the expansion and
addition of a café to the Shotover Garden Centre on
Another new commercial development will bring convenience to
the 440 or so Lakes Hayes Estate households. That community will
soon be serviced by a café, bar and grocery store, due to
open this summer at 1 Onslow Road.
In the Queenstown CBD, demolition work is almost complete on a
large site with frontage to Shotover and Memorial Street. Trojan
Holdings will construct a new commercial and office development
with Outside Sports as its anchor tenant. The project is aiming for
completion in early 2015.
Another new CBD development will begin next year on the
lakefront site that currently houses Aggy's Fish and Chip
Shack. Skyline Enterprises will construct a multi storey retail and
commercial development at 9-11 Marine Parade, topped off with a
Queenstown has also been favoured by the Government in the
latest announcement regarding State Highway projects. A two-lane
replacement for the current one lane Kawarau Falls Bridge is set to
begin in 2015, with a two year construction timeframe.
Work will shortly begin on fixing the hazardous entrance to
Glenda Drive. A new roundabout controlling traffic where SH 6
connects with the new Eastern Access Road is to be built.
Other public projects currently underway include the
construction of a new 650 pupil primary school at Shotover Country.
The new school will open its first stage in early 2015.
The Ministry of Education has also recently announced that
Wakatipu High School will relocate to Remarkables Park, on a new
site opposite the "red barn" that currently houses the
Remarkables Market on summer Saturdays. The High School's sunny
new site will cater for 1,500 pupils and will be easily accessed
off the new Eastern Access Road.
The Remarkables Ski Field is also expanding and improving its
facilities. Skiers and riders have had new territory to explore
with the opening of a new chairlift. The first third of the 13.5km
mountain road has been sealed, with the next two instalments
scheduled for the next two years. Significant work has also begun
on a new base building.
Other Queenstown developments in the planning stages include
convention facilities and the linking up of the Eastern Access
Road, connecting SH6 at Glenda Drive with Frankton, around the end
of the Airport runway.
The busy development scene reflects the strong growth in
Queenstown's resident population and popularity as a visitor
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