Integrating urban development within a sensitive landscape setting
Queenstown Country Club is located on a tract of land off the Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway, between Lake Hayes and the Shotover River, Queenstown. Sanderson Group submitted an expression of interest (EOI) to the Queenstown Lakes District Council in April 2016 for a special housing area (SHA), which set out the comprehensive development of the site for a retirement village. Following approval of the SHA, Boffa Miskell continued to work with Sanderson Group to prepare the resource consent material. This was submitted to council in November 2016 and a hearing was held in early January 2017. Final resource consent was granted in March 2017.
Boffa Miskell provided landscape, master planning and urban design expertise on behalf of Sanderson Group by producing a landscape and urban design report, landscape and visual assessment and a full masterplan as part of the EOI. This work was further refined through the resource consent process. The master plan provides for new retirement housing, care/hospital facilities, worker accommodation, community and commercial facilities, as well as public spaces, ecological restoration and infrastructure upgrades. The assessments outlined that the proposed development would result in a new alignment to the urban growth boundary and new urban development within Queenstown.
The master plan will achieve the following key urban design and landscape aspirations:
Landscape planning, master planning, urban design, landscape architecture