Coun­cil ap­proves struc­tures

Otago Daily Times - - REGIONS - STAFF RE­PORTER

QUEEN­STOWN’S coun­cil has given Sky­line En­ter­prises the green light to build 25 per­ma­nent and tem­po­rary struc­tures near its up­per gon­dola com­plex.

As re­ported in the Otago Daily

on Wednesday, the tourism gi­ant wants to build nine per­ma­nent struc­tures on its leased site in Ben Lomond Recre­ation Re­serve.

It also wants to set up and op­er­ate 16 Por­ta­com or con­tainer build­ings that will sup­ port the ma­jor up­grade, as well as the con­struc­tion of a luge work­shop and the re­place­ment of the luge chair­lift.

The rec­om­men­da­tion from coun­cil parks and re­serves se­nior plan­ner Aaron Burt to give Sky­line the go­ahead was ap­proved unan­i­mously by coun­cil­lors at yes­ter­day’s full coun­cil meet­ing.

Coun­cil­lors Penny Clark and Tony Hill were not present.

The coun­cil had author­ity to give ap­provals for the work as an af­fected party, as lessor of the site, and with del­e­gated min­is­te­rial author­ity.

The ap­proval re­mains sub­ject to re­source con­sent for the tem­po­rary build­ings be­ing granted.

A con­sul­tant’s re­port ac­com­pa­ny­ing the con­sent ap­pli­ca­tion for the tem­po­rary build­ings said one of two Por­ta­coms al­ready on the site had been there for about two years, and ret­ro­spec­tive con­sent was re­quired.

The up­grade re­mains sub­ject to a fi­nal de­ci­sion by the En­vi­ron­ment Court, and other plan­ning hur­dles.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.