Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Update on Tekapo Lakefront Development

Update on Tekapo Lakefront Development


Work is continuing behind the scenes to ensure construction can happen next spring and summer on the Tekapo Lakefront Development.

Mackenzie District Council chief executive Wayne Barnett says the council is working to gain the appropriate consents and plans to guide work on the new subdivision, which will begin with the construction of roads and utilities like sewerage and water pipes.

A storm water consent for the site is currently being considered by Ngai Tahu.

Tenders have been received for the design of public spaces like car parking and landscaped areas in the Tekapo township. This design work will occur over winter.

The Tekapo Property Group is also discussing issues such the protection of view shafts in the new development. This group meets once every six weeks and supports the council in its role as a land developer. Members of this group are a mix of community representatives, council staff and business people with skills in property development.

The sale of land for commercial development is being negotiated with key businesses who have shown an early interest. Once the subdivision is in place the council will be in a better position to promote the other lots that are available for sale.

Contracts have already been negotiated with Foodstuffs to build a new supermarket, and Earth and Sky to build a base in Tekapo.

Community feedback regarding the location of the Youth Hostel on Lot 5 has been listened to.

Council staff are investigating the feasibility of developing another site for the youth hostel.

“While it doesn’t look like much is happening at the moment, this planning stage is crucial for the success of the development,” Mr Barnett says. “I look forward to providing further updates as things progress.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news