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QLDC – New Queenstown Convention Center – Otago - Project Profile

QLDC – New Queenstown Convention Center – Otago - Project Profile


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The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is planning to undertake the New Queenstown Convention Center in New Zealand.

The project involves construction of a main hall with a capacity of 1400 conference delegates. The project will be developed in two stages.

The first stage of the project involves the construction of a two-story convention center to accommodate 700 plenary delegates and 500 banqueting in adjacent areas of the main hall, parking spaces and other related infrastructural facilities.

The scope for the second stage is yet to be disclosed.

RCP New Zealand as the project management consultant and Naylor Love as the construction contractor for the project.

WT Partnership has been appointed as the cost consultant. Gary Todd Architecture, along with Murray Bennett Design, led a consortium of regional, national and international consultants to undertake the feasibility study of the project.

In August 2011, QLDC established a Working Group which included membership from the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, Destination Queenstown, the arts and the accommodation sector, to establish criteria with which to evaluate various options for the project.

In March 2012, a feasibility study was commissioned by the group. In August 2012, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was publicly issued seeking potential partners with the Council to develop the project.

In February 2013, a consortium including Ngai Tahu Property; Morrison & Co; and Sky City Entertainment Group were selected as the preferred party to enter into negotiations for the development.

In April 2014, talks with the preferred consortium failed and the dialog had not resulted in a “mutually agreeable option”.

On June 27, 2014, QLDC approved the development of the project, subject to conditions. QLDC will provide US$26 million funding and is looking for funds for rest of the investment.

The draft plan of project was adopted for public consultation.

On May 10, 2016, QLDC asked Government for US$16.2 million for the project.

In May 2016, the plans for the project were revised and the revised Convention Center was designed by architects Mason & Wales.

In November 2016, Remarkable Park received approvals for the development of the project.

Construction is scheduled to commence in fourth quarter of 2017 and to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019.


The project involves the construction a two-story convention center to accommodate 700 people in New Zealand.

The US$52 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 1,100m2 banquet-exhibition hall

2. Construction of meeting and pre-function spaces

3. Construction of 700-person dining venue

4. Construction of parking spaces

5. Construction of a 150-room hotel

6. Construction of 185 high-density residential units

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