Council to build convention centre
DEBBIE JAMIESON IN QUEENSTOWN
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to proceed with plans to build a $50 million convention centre on the central Queenstown Lakeview site next week.
The recommendation by council chief executive Adam Feeley follows public consultation, when an enormous 748 written submissions were made. About 55 per cent were in support of the council leading the development of a convention centre.
A separate survey of 400 people throughout the district drew 48 per cent support, with 29 per cent opposed or strongly opposed.
The worst-case cost estimate done on rating options is an average of about $145 per ratepayer.
The council is being asked to make a firm commitment to the project subject to confirmation of a Government contribution, approval of an overall development master-plan, quantifying the maximum council contribution, approval of a rating or other funding option.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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