housing development


PHOTO: DASHA KUPRIENKO/STUFF More housing development in the Ladies Mile area is being considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Queenstown’s district council will make a now-or-never decision on the fate of 579 much-needed homes on Thursday, but residents fear the developments will add to frustrating traffic congestion.

The homes are proposed across three subdivisions on the Ladies Mile, on State Highway 6, between Queenstown and Cromwell.

There has already been intensive development on the southern side of the highway with the number of homes at Lake Hayes Estate, Shotover Country and the Queenstown Country Club now greater than the number in nearby Arrowtown, which had more than 1300 dwellings according to the 2013 census.


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