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

 

Major new hotel development planned for Tekapo


Tekapo is moving ahead with a major new hotel development planned for the town.


Tekapo Lake Resort Limited has bought part of some council-owned surplus land, between State Highway 8 and Lakeside Drive, where it plans to build a five-star resort with no less than 110 units.

Tekapo Lake Resort company director Anthony Tosswill says the resort will be developed in two stages and will include about 300 beds, a conference centre, restaurant, gym, sauna, lap pool, shop, hire centre and other facilities. He plans to begin work next year, subject to gaining resource consent.

Worker accommodation to support this and other new developments in Tekapo has been recognised as an issue for the town. To help address this, an associated company is aquiring privately-owned land on Aorangi Drive opposite the Tekapo Community Centre. Mr Tosswill has applied for resource consent to build 52 accommodation units on this site. The same development will also cater for tourist bus accommodation. He says the start date for this site will be October, also subject to gaining resource consent.

Mr Tosswill is a New Zealander who currently lives in Malaysia. He plans to return to this country and live in Tekapo. “I aim to retire there and reside there permanently, and would be glad to obtain input into the development from both the community and the community board. I also intend to provide further services that will allow Tekapo to be a destination rather than a place tourists pass through. Tekapo is unique and has a lot to offer,” he says.

Mackenzie District Mayor Claire Barlow says she has received feedback from the tourism industry that Tekapo needs more accommodation options, and the number of visitors to the Mackenzie district is steadily increasing.

“This new development will help to meet that need. The council will work with Mr Tosswill and Tekapo Lake Resort throughout the coming months to approve the concept plans and ensure that the new buildings meet the requirements of the district plan.

“This is an exciting time for Tekapo with a lot of changes on the horizon. We have listened to the feedback provided by the community at the two public meetings held earlier this year and we are considering all of this as we move forward.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

The “Scoop 3.0” Transition Plan
There is good reason to believe that a new path and a better future is possible for Scoop in 2019 as a pioneering independent Media company. A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’.

By opening up Scoop’s structure to community ownership and exploring decentralised technology through the blockchain we can ensure the public has a stake in this enterprise and a say in its development. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

Text Messages Released: National On $100,000 Donation(s)
The Botany Electorate of the National Party received 8 donations, and Mr Ross declared 8 donations to us. More>>

ALSO:

Film Industry Working Group:

Three Killed: DOC Supporting Family, Colleagues After Helicopter Crash

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka... The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when it crashed. More>>

ALSO:

Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

ALSO:

Education Amendment Bill Passes: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>

ALSO:

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Cull: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels