Lakeside Property

Queenstown camp residents have 6 months to search out new houses

The Queenstown council is asking for proposals to lease the favored Frankton Motor Camp website.

The lakefront tenting floor is partly utilized by campers however homes about 110 everlasting residents.

The council intends it to be a “tenting solely” facility by the summer time of 2020/21.

Lots of the residents face an unsure future in a city the place the median home worth final yr was $960,000 and the common lease for a 3 bed room house is $750.

Frankton Motor Camp will close at the end of January before reopening as a 'camping only' facility.

Frankton Motor Camp will shut on the finish of January earlier than reopening as a ‘tenting solely’ facility.

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It follows plans to do a significant redevelopment on the former Lakeview tenting floor in central Queenstown, which can finally transfer 300 residents from current cabins.

A consortium led by Auckland-based Augusta Capital will redevelop about 3ha of the property with houses, accommodations, co-working, hospitality and shops. A portion of the property will stay as public reserve.

The redevelopment has upset most of the folks dwelling in former cabins on the positioning.

Brad Trainor, 65, has been living at the Frankton Motor Camp since 1998. He built a house at the camping ground and has been leasing the land from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Jo McKenzie-McLean/STUFF

Brad Trainor, 65, has been dwelling on the Frankton Motor Camp since 1998. He constructed a home on the tenting floor and has been leasing the land from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

This week the council suggested that 55 cabins would have to be vacated in late October. Of the stability, 30 would stay the place they’re and 34 would transfer to new websites on the premises in early November.

Tenants can be required to vacate these properties at a later date, which had not be decided.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council beforehand suggested the Frankton Motor Camp would shut on February 1 and current dwellings must be eliminated by that point.

About 300 residents at the former Lakeview Holiday Park camp site in Queenstown have been told if they have to vacate by the end of October.

Jo McKenzie-McLean/Stuff

About 300 residents on the former Lakeview Vacation Park camp website in Queenstown have been instructed in the event that they should vacate by the tip of October.

Council chief govt Mike Theelen stated the profitable applicant would take over the campground lease from Could and play a key function within the redevelopment of the positioning.

The brand new lease can be for 20 years.

The council will a maintain a drop-in session in September to attach tenants with rental lodging suppliers and to ask any questions in regards to the mission.

The present Frankton lease started on 1 September 1998. Council information return to 1970, the place a lease was issued by the Crown for the camp earlier than the land was transferred to the council to manage.

A permanent cabin at the lakefront Frankton Motor Camp.

Jo McKenzie-McLean/STUFF

A everlasting cabin on the lakefront Frankton Motor Camp.

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