Grant Road to Kawarau Falls (Detailed Business Case)

Status: Preferred option being developed, waiting to integrate outcomes from neighbouring projects.

What is the project

The Grant Road to Kawarau Falls Bridge investigation is considering improvements on SH6 between 5 Mile and the new Kawarau Falls Bridge. The project is focussed on improving:

  • public transport and links between different modes of transport including walking, cycling, bus and private vehicles
  • walking and cycling connections including separated off road cycle facilities
  • movement of traffic around Frankton
  • access to key destinations including Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown Airport and Remarkables Park

The project includes the key SH6/6A junction (BP roundabout) and the outcomes will influence traffic flow on Frankton Road and into Queenstown Town Centre – this highlights the importance of integration with the other projects.

Future public transport needs of the Wakatipu Basin are also a key part of this project and it will allow for future staging of public transport infrastructure.

Progress so far

The project team has consulted with the community and stakeholders and is further refining a list of recommendations by working with affected parties.

The team will also wait for input from other projects, which include the Future Public Transport Demand Analysis, Frankton Master Plan, Events Centre Master Plan and the Frankton to Queenstown project, to ensure that public transport outcomes are coordinated and aligned.

Extensive community engagement was completed in November 2017, which has been extremely important in developing the desired community outcomes for the project. Feedback from the community engagement can be found at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz.

The Frankton Community Association continues to be part of the design development process as a key stakeholder.

Next steps

Finalise the recommendations with inputs from other projects, stakeholders and affected parties.

Complete the business case and request funding to progress the project to detailed design and construction.

Further public information will be provided once the final list of recommendations has been confirmed, which is expected towards the end of 2019.

Status: Preferred option being developed, waiting to integrate outcomes from neighbouring projects.

What is the project

The Grant Road to Kawarau Falls Bridge investigation is considering improvements on SH6 between 5 Mile and the new Kawarau Falls Bridge. The project is focussed on improving:

  • public transport and links between different modes of transport including walking, cycling, bus and private vehicles
  • walking and cycling connections including separated off road cycle facilities
  • movement of traffic around Frankton
  • access to key destinations including Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown Airport and Remarkables Park

The project includes the key SH6/6A junction (BP roundabout) and the outcomes will influence traffic flow on Frankton Road and into Queenstown Town Centre – this highlights the importance of integration with the other projects.

Future public transport needs of the Wakatipu Basin are also a key part of this project and it will allow for future staging of public transport infrastructure.

Progress so far

The project team has consulted with the community and stakeholders and is further refining a list of recommendations by working with affected parties.

The team will also wait for input from other projects, which include the Future Public Transport Demand Analysis, Frankton Master Plan, Events Centre Master Plan and the Frankton to Queenstown project, to ensure that public transport outcomes are coordinated and aligned.

Extensive community engagement was completed in November 2017, which has been extremely important in developing the desired community outcomes for the project. Feedback from the community engagement can be found at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz.

The Frankton Community Association continues to be part of the design development process as a key stakeholder.

Next steps

Finalise the recommendations with inputs from other projects, stakeholders and affected parties.

Complete the business case and request funding to progress the project to detailed design and construction.

Further public information will be provided once the final list of recommendations has been confirmed, which is expected towards the end of 2019.