September, 2019A multi-generational community precinct has been announced this
month for Remarkables Park commercial, visitor accommodation and
residential district in Frankton, Queenstown.
Remarkables Park Limited said detailed plans had been finalised for a
centrally-located community precinct to include a medical clinic,
retirement village, a major new Salvation Army centre, a community
centre, adjacent recreation park, and a further kindergarten and
student tuition building.
The community precinct is immediately south of Wakatipu High School
and extends from Red Oaks Drive through to Mountain Ash Drive.
Remarkables Park Ltd executive chairman Alastair Porter said the
geographically-central approximately 4.5 hectare precinct was within
the urban boundaries of the Shotover and Kawarau bridges. Its close
proximity to the bulk of the Queenstown population made it a socially
and economically desirable location.
The multi-storey Queenstown Clinic is designed to house a wide range of
facilities including a General Practice doctors, a pharmacy, café, physio
and sports rehabilitation facilities, Skin Institute Queenstown, a dental
surgery, ophthalmology centre, and patient visitor accommodation.
The Pacific Radiology MRI unit, currently housed in a nearby relocatable
building, will be able to move into the ground floor of the Queenstown
The top floor of the clinic has been designed to accommodate a private
hospital facility. Following a decision by Southern Cross to build outside
the urban boundaries, Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL) says it is in discussion
with other parties for this facility.
Mr Porter said that, as a large scale developer with centrally-located
land outside the airports noise boundaries, RPL believed it was also a
responsible approach to hold land aside within the planned
community precinct for future consideration for hospital expansion
facilities to service Queenstown in the long term.
A large, vertical retirement village with space for up to five tower
blocks, all with exceptional views, is planned as part of the community
precinct. It will feature a pool, exercise facilities and other desirable
The approved two-storey Salvation Army building will house a large
shop, offices, meeting rooms and a congregation area downstairs, with
more office and administration space upstairs. Building is expected to
start in 2020.
The clinic is ready to go to the Queenstown Lakes District Council Design
Review Board in October and the retirement village, kindergarten and
tuition centre are all in design stages.
Its important to note that this precinct is designed as a cluster of co-
located key community facilities in an area that is already fully-zoned
for this purpose, said Mr Porter.
In the case of a major civil defence emergency its also in very close
proximity to the airport, fire services, the existing hospital, the Events
Centre, the High School and Remarkables Primary School, and close to
where the conference centre is being built.
A Queenstown Trails Trust bike and walking trail bordering the north
side of the community precinct will connect the precinct to
Remarkables Parks Market Street, and to the Kawarau riverbank trails
and further high-density residential to the north.
Mr Porter has been working on the Queenstown Clinic and community
centre plans with Skin Institute Queenstown director Dr Hans Raetz.
Weve been working on this for a long time and Im delighted that we
are finally at the stage where it is ready to go, said Dr Raetz.
Its the perfect location, extremely centrally located, and great to be
clustering medical facilities alongside other major community hubs such
as schools, a community centre and other care organisations, high-
density residential and the Remarkables Park Town Centre.
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