April, 2022One of the developers behind plans to subdivide the northern side of
Ladies Mile, creating up to 700 homes, expects the first of two resource
consent applications to be lodged within the next two months.
Acting Prime Minister Grant Robertson has just announced Glenpanel
Development Ltds Flints Park West, mooting up to 315 residential units
on 8.6 hectares of land at Queenstowns Ladies Mile, has been approved
for consideration under the governments fast-track consents.
It is the second application given the nod for fast-track consideration by
the company last year, Flints Park, on adjacent land to the east, was
also given the nod for consideration.
It envisages either 384 residential units, or, if a proposed primary school
is constructed, 179 residential units on 15.6ha of land.
Glenpanel Development Ltds directors are Mark Tylden and Lindsey
Tylden tells Mountain Scene both the developments have been designed
to be compatible with Queenstown councils protracted masterplan for
Ladies Mile, adopted last October.
Hes anticipating the consent application for Flints Park to be lodged by
Subject to consent being granted, Tylden says both it and Flints Park
West will give effect to councils vision for the northwestern end of
Ladies Mile, by providing medium-density residential development, with
a diverse range of housing typologies, and links to the active travel
network and public transport infrastructure.
Queenstowns lack of housing supply and diversity have been driving in
The Flints Park and Flints Park West developments will help address
those issues and bring hope to many in Queenstown who love living here
but cannot get ahead due to lack of availability and prohibitive housing
He says both he and Topp have been thrilled with how supportive the
Environment and Transport Ministries and other local and central
government agencies have been with fast-tracking the projects.
Despite negative publicity, government agencies and ministers are
pushing hard for affordable housing, and their support has dramatically
sped up these developments, Tylden says.
However, Queenstown mayor Jim Boult remains steadfast there needs to
be solutions to the notorious congestion issues at Ladies Mile before any
development is progressed.
That will require intervention from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
(NZTA) and Otago Regional Council (ORC), but aside from a westbound
bus lane and roundabout at the intersection with Howards Drive, both
due for completion in 2024, as yet no other transport measures have
funding in place.
But Tylden says NZTA will splash the cash through the governments NZ
Upgrade Programme Transport, which includes, he says, $115 million
committed investment to Queenstown, with a focus on building
infrastructure to support public transport.
For Ladies Mile, there is recognition that development will continue at
pace, and the need for mode shift will increasingly become important.
Development needs to be designed to accommodate and encourage
more people to use public transport as part of their daily lives and
Bus lanes on Ladies Mile will support this, as will the other elements
planned along State Highway 6/6A.
These initiatives also sit alongside the business case ORC is currently
working on in relation to public transport requirements in
Once Glenpanel Development Ltd lodges its consent for Flints Park, an
independent hearings panel will be convened by the government to
consider the application, with Queenstowns council to provide advice
around district plan compliance.
Flints Park (15.6ha)
Ï Either 384 residential units, or, if a proposed primary schools
constructed, 179 residential units
Ï Neighbourhood commercial centre
Ï Early childhood centre
Ï Historic Glenpanel Homestead retained and added to for commercial
Ï Public open space
Flints Park West (8.6ha)
Ï 315 residential units, or 180 residential units, a church/chapel and
Ï Public open space
Source: Mountain Scene
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