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Ladies Mile Masterplan

A Council-led Masterplan for the Te Putahi Ladies Mile area was adopted on 30 June 2022 as a way of ensuring a holistic approach to planning for this growing area of the Whakatipu Basin. Submissions on a District Plan Variation were held in May and June 2023, with an independent hearings panel sharing its recommendation on the Variation in March 2024.

What's the latest?

An independent hearings panel shared its recommendation in March 2024 that Te Pūtahi Ladies Mile Variation be approved by Minister for the Environment.

The Variation will go to Minister Penny Simmonds for consideration once any errors and omissions are corrected in the draft recommendation.

For more information on the Variation, click here.

About the project

The Ladies Mile (Te Putahi) Corridor between Shotover River (Kimi-ākau) and Lake Hayes (Te
Whaka-ata a Haki-te-kura) is an area of significance for many locals, often seen as a gateway into Queenstown.  It is also an area of major strategic importance for Queenstown and the wider
lakes district.

Project aspirations and goals

    • Make the most of the opportunity to deliver highly efficient land use. This will include medium - medium/high density urban development.

    • Plan a high quality street network that promotes walking and cycling as the preferred way of getting around  locally and a range of transport options for getting to Frankton and further afield.   

    • Provide a framework through the masterplan process to inform decisions on a large range of potential land uses at Ladies Mile including housing, a mixed use local service centre, recreation and sports grounds, primary and secondary schools and a transport facilities. 

    • Promote a strong sense of ‘place’ and ‘identity’, taking inspiration from the landscape. This should also include high levels of liveability through quality urban design.

    • Celebrate the areas pioneer and Maori history in public spaces and with distinctive built form.

    • Promote sustainable living, for example    better outcomes for water quality and ecological systems, use of green technology, more transport choices that prioritise walking, cycling and public transport.

  • The objectives of the project are :

    • A land use solution is delivered in a timely, integrated and organised manner, avoiding individual applications

    •  Increased liveability, well-being and community cohesion for existing and future residents of the Ladies Mile area

    • Improved access to and from Ladies Mile with a transport network that can deliver its functions efficiently and effectively

    • Supporting enhanced public transport and walking and cycling options through land use solutions