Queenstown school plan confirmed

Last updated 10:19 30/11/2012

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Queenstown's newest, largest subdivision will have its own primary school.

Education Minister Hekia Parata yesterday confirmed moves to buy the 3ha site in the Shotover Country development, had begun.

''Confirmation of the agreement to purchase is excellent news,'' she said.

''Queenstown is growing and the community needs extra schooling capacity. The Shotover site is well-located and will ensure young learners are well-catered for.''

The $300 million, 750-home subdivision will eventually join with the already established Lake Hayes Estate, creating a population larger than Arrowtown.

Associate Minister Craig Foss added that the site was a logical choice for the location of a new school.

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