Ladies Mile Masterplan

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Thanks to everyone who came along to our open days in November to discuss early concepts for the future of Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile.

The project team has now reviewed all of the feedback and created a summary - it's available under 'important links' on the left of right hand side of this page.

The plan is to notify a draft Masterplan in 2021, we’ll keep you updated on the timings for that and how you can take part in the next stage.



Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile – a place people want to be

Seen by many as the gateway into Queenstown, Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile Corridor between Shotover (Kimi-ākau) and Lake Hayes (Te Whaka ata a Haki-te-kura) is an area of significance for many locals and a popular place to live.

It’s a flat and sunny location and only 5km from Frankton meaning it’s close to employment, schools, the airport and recreational facilities. It also offers easy access to walking and cycling tracks and the picturesque Lake Hayes.

Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile has seen some change over the past twenty years and has been under increasing pressure to develop since 1998 when Lake Hayes Estate was rezoned into a low density area for housing. In 2010 the Shotover Country Private Plan change was approved followed by the 2016 Queenstown Country Club, Bridesdale, and Shotover Country extension Special Housing Areas (SHA), the area now contains approximately 1600 sections.

At this point is was becoming clear that the wider area would develop over time. The Council acknowledged this in 2017 by including Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile into the SHA lead policy, opening the door to further proposals. However in April 2019, three SHA applications in Ladies Mile were declined due to concerns that the proposals were rushed and that more consideration needed to be given to community, transport and infrastructure pressures.

Following this at the May 2019 Council meeting, it was agreed to commence work on a Masterplan for the area to ensure that any future medium-long term change was done holistically with the whole community in mind.

Since August 2020, a Masterplan project team has been gathering information, talking to lots of interested parties and getting a good understanding of the opportunities for the future. The team has landed on some early Masterplan concepts and would like to hear your views.

At this stage in the process we are only seeking feedback over four days (12-15 November). This is an early community check-in to help shape next steps. There will be a month long feedback period in February 2021.

What’s a Masterplan and why is it important?

The Masterplan is all about working together to create a great place to live, work and play. It’s a long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. Once agreed, it will go through a separate process under the RMA to establish the planning rules to ensure the appropriate zoning is in place to allow for the agreed activities.

It’s important because it will provide certainty to the community, and set expectations for developers for how the area can change over time.

While Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile is a popular place to live, it does come with its challenges. The team are working to address these through the Masterplan process:

  • The State Highway and Shotover Bridge is congested and there is little genuine alternative to the private vehicle for daily tasks
  • There is a lack of housing choice and demand is pushing up prices
  • There is a lack of community facilities for the many families living in the area
  • There is little connection between the two existing communities: Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country
  • There is a need to cross the Shotover Bridge to access nearly all key services

Overall, we’re trying to achieve:

  • A place people want to be. A community with a strong sense of place and identity.
  • Vastly improved options for getting around. Public transport, walking and cycling are easy, convenient and safe and can become everyone’s first travel choice over the private vehicle
  • High quality housing with a variety of living options and choices
  • Well-designed neighbourhoods that provide for every day needs and promote more sustainable living, including parks and sports grounds, education facilities, community facilities, some retail and transport facilities
  • High quality public spaces that celebrate the area natural landscape and local culture
  • Safe and appealing connections between the existing and proposed communities on both sides of the state highway

The goals we’re working to achieve through the Ladies Mile Masterplan align with the early direction provided by the district-wide Spatial Plan project.


Early Concepts

The design team has created three diagrams for community consideration.

These are based on past community engagement and more recent conversations with interested parties such as landowners, iwi, and government agencies on future development in the area.

>> Key Moves for Ladies Mile

>> Concept Diagrams

>> Making Connections

>> Masterplan Diagram A

>> Masterplan Diagram B

>> Masterplan Diagram C

>> Housing choices - apartments, walk up apartments, terraced housing

>> Housing choices - semi-detached housing, zero lot housing, standalone housing

Thanks to everyone who came along to our open days in November to discuss early concepts for the future of Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile.

The project team has now reviewed all of the feedback and created a summary - it's available under 'important links' on the left of right hand side of this page.

The plan is to notify a draft Masterplan in 2021, we’ll keep you updated on the timings for that and how you can take part in the next stage.



Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile – a place people want to be

Seen by many as the gateway into Queenstown, Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile Corridor between Shotover (Kimi-ākau) and Lake Hayes (Te Whaka ata a Haki-te-kura) is an area of significance for many locals and a popular place to live.

It’s a flat and sunny location and only 5km from Frankton meaning it’s close to employment, schools, the airport and recreational facilities. It also offers easy access to walking and cycling tracks and the picturesque Lake Hayes.

Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile has seen some change over the past twenty years and has been under increasing pressure to develop since 1998 when Lake Hayes Estate was rezoned into a low density area for housing. In 2010 the Shotover Country Private Plan change was approved followed by the 2016 Queenstown Country Club, Bridesdale, and Shotover Country extension Special Housing Areas (SHA), the area now contains approximately 1600 sections.

At this point is was becoming clear that the wider area would develop over time. The Council acknowledged this in 2017 by including Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile into the SHA lead policy, opening the door to further proposals. However in April 2019, three SHA applications in Ladies Mile were declined due to concerns that the proposals were rushed and that more consideration needed to be given to community, transport and infrastructure pressures.

Following this at the May 2019 Council meeting, it was agreed to commence work on a Masterplan for the area to ensure that any future medium-long term change was done holistically with the whole community in mind.

Since August 2020, a Masterplan project team has been gathering information, talking to lots of interested parties and getting a good understanding of the opportunities for the future. The team has landed on some early Masterplan concepts and would like to hear your views.

At this stage in the process we are only seeking feedback over four days (12-15 November). This is an early community check-in to help shape next steps. There will be a month long feedback period in February 2021.

What’s a Masterplan and why is it important?

The Masterplan is all about working together to create a great place to live, work and play. It’s a long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. Once agreed, it will go through a separate process under the RMA to establish the planning rules to ensure the appropriate zoning is in place to allow for the agreed activities.

It’s important because it will provide certainty to the community, and set expectations for developers for how the area can change over time.

While Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile is a popular place to live, it does come with its challenges. The team are working to address these through the Masterplan process:

  • The State Highway and Shotover Bridge is congested and there is little genuine alternative to the private vehicle for daily tasks
  • There is a lack of housing choice and demand is pushing up prices
  • There is a lack of community facilities for the many families living in the area
  • There is little connection between the two existing communities: Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country
  • There is a need to cross the Shotover Bridge to access nearly all key services

Overall, we’re trying to achieve:

  • A place people want to be. A community with a strong sense of place and identity.
  • Vastly improved options for getting around. Public transport, walking and cycling are easy, convenient and safe and can become everyone’s first travel choice over the private vehicle
  • High quality housing with a variety of living options and choices
  • Well-designed neighbourhoods that provide for every day needs and promote more sustainable living, including parks and sports grounds, education facilities, community facilities, some retail and transport facilities
  • High quality public spaces that celebrate the area natural landscape and local culture
  • Safe and appealing connections between the existing and proposed communities on both sides of the state highway

The goals we’re working to achieve through the Ladies Mile Masterplan align with the early direction provided by the district-wide Spatial Plan project.


Early Concepts

The design team has created three diagrams for community consideration.

These are based on past community engagement and more recent conversations with interested parties such as landowners, iwi, and government agencies on future development in the area.

>> Key Moves for Ladies Mile

>> Concept Diagrams

>> Making Connections

>> Masterplan Diagram A

>> Masterplan Diagram B

>> Masterplan Diagram C

>> Housing choices - apartments, walk up apartments, terraced housing

>> Housing choices - semi-detached housing, zero lot housing, standalone housing

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Head along to an open day or complete this survey to have your say by 15 November 2020.

    Please make sure you have taken a look at the concept diagrams before completing this survey.

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