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November, 2018

An affordable housing development in Arrowtowns another step closer,
following the completion of a geotechnical report on the site.
The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trusts (QLCHT) received the
results of an assessment on the Jopp Street site, which its pegged for a
70-house development.
It found the site, while possibly susceptible to liquefaction, had a
low to negligible risk classification for identified natural hazards.
Remediation would be needed to allow for foundations to be built.
QLCHTs pressing ahead with plans for the development, including
developing a proposal thats likely to go to district councillors early next
The 3.68-hectare piece of land is owned by the council, and has long
been mulled over as a possible housing site.
But as 0.86ha of the site housed effluent treatment ponds until 1995, it
was not clear whether it would be suitable to develop.
Trust executive officer Julie Scott previously said the site had been on
the trusts radar for many years.
With housing issues worsening in the district and more than 530
households on our waiting list, we are keen to explore all avenues which
may provide opportunities for the development of affordable housing.
She says the trust will continue to work on a masterplan, while awaiting
a decision on whether the site should be included in the urban growth
boundary as low-density residential.
QLCHT and the Shaping Our Future submitted to the proposed district
plan in support of this and the planners have recommended it be
rezoned to LDR.

Source: Mountain Scene


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