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Confidence over Conference Centre

Rows of seating in a conference facility

The Conference Centre working party is taking its investigations into a potential Conference Centre for Queenstown to the next stage.

Mayor Vanessa van Uden said the research had shown that there were a number of viable sites available and now work needed to be done establishing the potential demand for such a facility.

“We’ve been told that if we build it they will come, however if we want central Government  and Council to get behind the project we need to show them more than just anecdotal evidence.”

“At this stage, to move forward we need to do a detailed feasibility study to give us an indication of likely demand. Those numbers will also play a part in the final site selection.”

Mrs van Uden said the group had looked at a range of sites and requested more detail on some of them.

“The process so far has given us confidence that a suitable site will be able to be found. We’re fortunate that we have such a range of potential locations available to us.”

The Conference Centre working party consists of Mayor Vanessa van Uden, Sir Eion Edgar, Penny Clark, Miles Wilson, Kylie Brittain and Steve Wilde.

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For further comment, please contact Mayor Vanessa van Uden, phone 03 441 0499