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October, 2020

Queenstowns last special housing area (SHA), Coneburn, has finally got
the go-ahead for a site north of Hanleys Farm.
Itll be developed on a 48-hectare site now being used for grazing, and
have 526 sections  mainly in the 450 square metre to 500sqm range 
as well as 14 bulk lots with capacity for 75 high-density residential
Project manager Mark Holland says earthworks are expected to start in
the first quarter of next year, with the first of five planned stages
scheduled to hit the market by April 2022.
The Hamiltonians one of three partners in the project, all New
Zealand-based, including originator Don MacLachlan.
They have a social conscience and want to leave a good footprint,
Holland says.
Were targeting high-quality, affordable housing for this subdivision 
itll be beautiful when its finished.
Therell be a nice playground, and a little bit of commercial activity 
I think its important people dont need to come into Frankton or
Queenstown itself to go to the supermarket, so we want to have a little
One 5000sqm lots been set aside for commercial use.
Approved as an SHA by the government in August last year  just before
the legislation enabling SHAs expired  its the districts 11th and last.
Somewhere between 50 and 55 sections will be given to the Queenstown
Lakes Community Housing Trust to be used for affordable housing.
Hollands bullish on Coneburns prospects, saying NZs property market
is still on fire.
Covid hasnt really smashed us like we worried it was going to  I
would love to have 150 sections on the market today in Queenstown,
because the demand is still there.
Access from State Highway 6 will be via a new roundabout.
Coneburns the third consented subdivision in the Jacks Point zone,
along with Jacks Point itself and Hanleys Farm.
A fourth development, Woolshed Road, was proposed last month by a
subsidiary of Classic Builders Group.
That company wants to develop a master-planned subdivision of 272
turn-key house and land packages on 14ha immediately to the south of
If Woolshed Roads approved, and both it and Coneburn are fully
developed, theyll bring the number of sections in the area to about
That suggests an eventual population close to 10,000.

Source: Mountain Scene


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