January, 2020Work on the 350-unit Te Pa Tahuna housing development in Queenstown
is due to begin towards the end of next month.
The development 10 apartment blocks on the former Wakatipu High
School site includes 100 units available to eligible buyers through the
KiwiBuild scheme, at a price of up to $650,000.
Government agency KiwiBuild and Ngai Tahu Property are working
together on the project.
While further resource consents are still required, a consent granted by
the Queenstown Lakes District Council last month would allow work to
Ngai Tahu Property chief executive David Kennedy said demolition of the
school buildings had been completed and the consent approval allowed
Ngai Tahu Property to subdivide the land into large blocks, and then
begin work on horizontal infrastructure, including roads and pipes.
Three new roads will link Gorge Rd, Fryer St and Sawmill Rd, and
include 99 on-street car parks.
As one of the council conditions, fencing to protect against rockfalls will
be required in parts of the development.
Mr Kennedy said the first buildings were being designed, and application
for resource and building consents would then be made.
According to consent documents, the first building will contain 33 units
and front on to Gorge Rd.
In September, the Government put about 200 KiwiBuild houses in
Wanaka on the open market, after a lack of interest from buyers who
qualified for KiwiBuild.
Source: Otago Daily Times
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