Real Journeys brewery bid
Real Journeys plans to add a brewery to an existing cafe and Department of Conservation (DOC) office in Queenstown.
The tourism company wants to brew its own beer for a new bar and a restaurant by Shotover Jet station.
A resource consent application was lodged with the Queenstown Lakes District Council in June for a facility on Arthurs Point Rd.
Enhancements to the outside of the building would be made, but there would be no physical changes to the existing DOC office or Cavell’s cafe, operated by Queenstown Rafting, the company said in its consent application.
The planned brewhouse extension would be about 5.4 metres by 6.7m and contain equipment used to make beer for on and off-site consumption.
Cavell’s roof would be repainted grey, but no other external changes would be made to the building.
The revamped premises would operate and sell alcohol from 8am to 2am seven days a week.
‘‘Safe transportation options will be made available to patrons. This may include the provision of a courtesy coach, subject to a feasibility analysis to determine demand,’’ the company said.
No changes would be made to the existing parking available.