March, 2019Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult applauded Ngi Tahu
Propertys proposed development of the former Wakatipu High School
site announced this month.
The Gorge Road site is set to contribute to the districts significant
housing challenge by offering more than 300 high-density homes close to
the Queenstown CBD.
Mayor Boult was delighted that the vision presented by Ngi Tahu
Property included a much-needed mix of affordable and market housing.
Its a really positive move for our community to see development in
this location. It will enable people to live and work in the heart of the
town affordably without adding more cars to the daily commute, said
Im also delighted that this development will be brought to life by Ngi
Tahu Property, who I believe have the appropriate values and
commitment to social well-being to do this right.
Mayor Boult also recognised the support of Central Government in
delivering a great result for the town.
In particular Id like to acknowledge Minister Twyford for responding to
the housing affordability and availability challenges we face across our
district. He has actively championed innovative solutions to the needs
of our community with his colleagues at Central Government. Its
exactly this sort of outcome thats very welcome, seeing this important
piece of land go to the right purpose, Mayor Boult added.
In October 2018, Queenstown Lakes District Council and Ngi Tahu
Property jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding to explore development options on a Queenstown CBD
site to include the delivery of a new Council building along with other
contemporary community and civic facilities. Further announcements
are anticipated on this in July.
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