December, 2020The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has granted a lease over
land for the purpose of redeveloping and operating Frankton
Campground at Yewlett Crescent, following a recommendation set
before the council on December 10, 2020.
QLDC General Manager Community Services, Thunes Cloete said the
appointment was a coup for Queenstown, Frankton and the wider
district, with the new lessees bringing more than 16 years of
campground operations experience to Frankton Campground.
The successful tenderers are Rochelle Peychers, Bryan McChlery and
Georgia McChlery of BRG Queenstown Limited.
"We believe Rochelle, Bryan and Georgia will provide campers visiting
our district with an impressive end-to-end guest experience, as they've
shown their ability to deliver exactly that elsewhere in New Zealand,"
Dr Cloete said.
Frankton Campground lessee Rochelle Peychers was excited by the
appointment, saying her team couldn't wait to redevelop the site and do
justice to its incredible location and views.
"We know Kiwis work hard for their money, so our vision is to provide
the district with a quality and affordable place where campers can put
their feet up and make memories that last a lifetime," Ms Peychers said.
"We're passionate about providing a guest experience that's second to
none, and we aim to prioritise sustainable and environmental practices
while doing so."
With the lease granted, a comprehensive redevelopment will follow. A
new Main Service Building will provide kitchen and dining areas
positioned to overlook Lake Wakatipu, with an additional games and
media room on the lower level.
New cabins, shower and toilet blocks will be built, along with the
installation of spa pools, playgrounds and other leisure equipment to
make a summer spent camping in the Queenstown Lakes district
QLDC has also worked with the lessee to provide space for an active-
travel route, linking Frankton with the Queenstown Town Centre as part
of councils Way To Go project. The intention is for this link to be
constructed at the same time as the Frankton Campground
Redevelopment is set to commence on February 1, 2021, with Frankton
Campground planned to be open for the public in time for the
2021/2022 summer period.
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