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August, 2020

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has signed a nine-month contract
with a consortium, the Ladies Mile Consortium, to complete a master
plan and plan variation documentation for Ladies Mile in Queenstown.

Council planning and development general manager Tony Avery said
members of the Ladies Mile Consortium, comprising Candor3 Ltd, Studio
Pacific Architecture Ltd and Brown & Company Planning Group Ltd, had
worked on and delivered some large and comprehensive master plan
and Resource Management Act processes around New Zealand.
They will be bringing that expertise and knowledge to this project,
together with a local understanding of the issues facing Ladies Mile,
The agreement was reached following a robust procurement process.
The process focused on securing a team with the right expertise and
experience to help inform the masterplan and planning processes, and
also achieve enhanced community outcomes and an ability to deliver
greater transport outcomes, Mr Avery said.
The signing of the contract follows on from a previous council decision
in which it was agreed the Ladies Mile area may be developed for urban
purposes in the medium-to-long term, with a proactive, council-led
planning approach to be undertaken.
The council bought the prime Ladies Mile land in February last year in a
landmark deal brokered by New Zealand Sothebys International Realty
agent Dave Fea.

The Ladies Mile master plan and plan variation would consider
community, housing, recreation, transport, green space and
infrastructure requirements.
The community will have numerous opportunities to get involved with
this master planning exercise in order to develop the masterplan
concepts and plan provisions, he said.
The masterplan and plan variation proposes to take into account a wide
range of community, housing, recreation, transport, green space and
infrastructure considerations for both Ladies Mile and the surrounding
More information regarding the vision for the Ladies Mile and public
consultation will be available in the coming weeks, Mr Avery said.


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