The Key Moves

We've identified some key moves that will progressively unlock the potential of the Queenstown Town Centre.  

 

1.  Expand the Open Space Network

  • Enhance the lakefront as the premium town centre open space destination and venue for celebrations and gathering. 

  • Reveal the history of the lakefront as a place of arrival departure (port, transport) and as a focal point for key (existing) architectural and heritage features.

  • Create strong connections from the western lakefront, town centre, Queenstown Gardens and Frankton Walkway to support walking and cycling.

  • Ensure great design elements (lighting etc) for the whole lakefront. 

  • Increase the provision of open space within the town centre to support anticipated intensification and growth

  • Expand the range of recreational and event opportunities within the town centre through the design of appropriate open spaces

  • Use new open spaces as a catalyst for regeneration and intensification

  • Celebrate the Horne Creek ecological corridor as a generator of a network small scale open spaces that disrupt and activate the town centre street grid

  • Develop/expand the existing network of creek edge interventions and bridges between the Recreation Ground (north) and the Lakefront (south)

  • Develop a more continuous creek edge walking route through design, interpretation etc.

open space network

 


 

2.  Historic Core

  • Establish the Civic Axis from the Town Pier on the lakefront, up Queenstown Mall and Ballarat Street to the new Civic Heart.
  • Complete the town centre's existing east-west laneway network to support fine grain character and activity.
  • Expand the laneway network to improve connectivity through key development sites
  • Support the laneway network through consistent design.
  • Activate the laneway network through a creative/evolving placemaking and strategic activation programme.

 Historic core

 


 

3.  North - South Streets connecting Town and Lake

  • A_ Frame and connect the town centre core to the lake front via a legible network of north - south orientated shared space streets.
  • Reinforce a slow speed, pedestrian priority town centre through design, parking rationalisation and traffic management.
  • Rationalise parking, signage and clutter to optimise view shafts, pedestrian amenity and visual consistency.
  • Establish a new Arterials road network that bypasses the town centre and frees up/returns Shotover and Stanley Streets as a part of the town centre street network
  • Use the creation of these new streets/arterials as a catalyst for development/ intensification and public realm enhancements that support a more compact, pedestrian orientated and accessible town centre.

 north south streets

 


 4.  Town Centre East - West Streets

  • Frame and connect the town centre core to Queenstown Gardens and Ben Lomond Reserve  via a network of east-west orientated (green/complete) streets.
  • Establish a cohesive look and feel and identity for these east west streets through design, vegetation etc.
  • Establish a Gardens to Gondola connection from Brecon + Rees + Marine Parade as a legible, cohesive, high amenity and pedestrian priority ‘Gondola to Gardens’ link through town centre.
  • Support this route as a key pedestrian connection through design, way finding and place making.

 gardens to gondola

 


 

5.  Place.  Choreograph Town Centre activities and experiences

  • Built Form and Public Realm reinforces authentic character, look and feel, scale and intensity.
  • Ensure organic growth, interaction and soft edges between character areas/zones.
  • Curate distinctive town centre precincts that support authentic visitor experiences, legibility through a co-ordinated program of place making and strategic activation.

creating our place

 

 


 

 

 

6.  City Centre Arterials as a catalyst for regeneration and intensification

  • Establish a new road network that bypasses the town centre and frees up/returns Shotover and Stanley Streets as a part of the town centre street network.

  • Use the creation of these new streets/arterials as a catalyst for development/ intensification and public real enhancements that support a more compact, pedestrian orientated and accessible town centre.

 arterials as a catalyst