Shotover Country is a new residential area, which includes a primary school, projected 850 pupils, an early childhood centre, and small commercial – retail area, with large recreational reserves and separate pedestrian/cycle ways. The development is located on flat river terraces south of State Highway 6 (Ladies Mile), adjoining the Shotover River and Kawarau River. The site adjoins the western site of Lake Hayes Estate, and is connected by road and pedestrian/cycle access to form a larger residential suburb of Queenstown, approximately the size of Arrowtown.
Shotover Country will add approximately 900 dwelling units of mixed density, of which over 600 have been developed since physical development commenced in October 2012.
Clark Fortune McDonald had been involved with the owners of the property from the beginning of the formulation of the development and prepared and processed a private plan change to achieve the Shotover Country special zone.
Clark Fortune McDonald has project managed all aspects of the Shotover Country development, from resource consents approval to engineering design, supervision, cadastral surveying and contract administration. This process involved the installation of a new water supply system, including bores, treatment and reservoir, which resolved supply problems for the Council in the Lake Hayes area. A new roundabout was designed and constructed on the highway to provide access to Shotover Country.
Shotover Country required in house urban design of roading, allotment layout for varying density of residential housing and multi-unit development. Location of pedestrian/cycleway connections, recreation reserves areas, including a scenic reserve to protect a significant wetland with the site. Location of the primary school site, early childcare centre and neighbourhood retail area.
Design was carried out in compliance with the latest sub divisional standards required by the Council including indented car parking, design to retain a two lane moving carriageway without obstruction, but with reduced design speeds. Vehicle crossing constructed in conjunction with landscape planting within the berms. Reserve improvements including toilet facilities, playground equipment and landscaping provided as part of the subdivision development.
Provision of land to the Queenstown Community Housing trust, to enable the erection of 47 residential housing units within the development.
The development of Shotover Country by landowners unfamiliar with large scale residential development in a short period of time, reflects Clark Fortune McDonald skills and experience in successfully managing a complex process involving relationships with many parties, including the Queenstown Lakes District Council, Otago Regional Council, Civil construction contractors, network utility operators, land sales personnel and purchasers of land within the development.
Clark Fortune McDonald has successfully achieved the development and construction of 10 stages of Shotover Country to title stage, with housing constructed on the majority of the sites, in just over three years. Two further stages are sold and under construction, providing for in excess of 600 residential homes. The subdivision was designed and marketed to be affordable to the new entry market, providing a high level of amenity, access to large reserve areas and community facilities such as the primary school which will incorporate a community hall.
The area has been designed with good connections to Lake Hayes Estate so that the two areas will function as one community to be proud of.
Lake Hayes Estate is a township developed at the eastern end of Ladies Mile, Queenstown, between the State Highway and Kawarau River. Lake Hayes Estate has the potential for up to 550 residential lots, plus commercial and community activities. Clark Fortune McDonald has been involved for the last 25 years in the formulation of the zoning provisions, resource consent and now construction of Lake Hayes Estate.
Clark Fortune McDonald has project managed all aspects of the Lake Hayes Estate development, from resource consents approval to engineering design, supervision, cadastral surveying and contract administration. This process has included extensive consultation with neighboring landowners regarding access and mitigation of effects relating to access.
Lake Hayes Estate is a substantial new township involving various urban design considerations, including pedestrian access via walkway through the development, a pedestrian circulation around the urban edge of the township and beyond to areas of public open space such as the Kawarau River and Hayes Creek. This also involved obtaining connections through neighbouring properties to connect to the future Lake Hayes walkway.
To ascertain community expectations within the township Clark Fortune McDonald conducted an extensive future resident survey of the community and infrastructure requirements, including open space and pedestrian connections to include in the overall design of the township.
Millbrook West is a natural extension of the existing Millbrook Resort. The original 18 holes will be extended to include a new nine-hole golf course designed by former golf professional Greg Turner. Residential sites will be developed in stages with stage one already sold out and consisting of 25, million dollar sites.
Clark Fortune McDonald has formed a close relationship with Millbrook Resort since the early nineties. Being the only consultancy and survey firm to last the distance Clark Fortune McDonald & Associates has an extensive database and historical record of the entire project. The majority of our work has included engineering design and set out for the residential sites, golf course, pedestrian and road access, consultation and resource management.
Millbrook Resort looks to be an ongoing project for Clark Fortune McDonald as future plans will see another nine holes added to the resort and further residential sites.
Clark Fortune McDonald involvement in the next stage of Millbrook Resort includes surveying for preliminary planning and earthworks, cadastral and road surveying, earthwork monitoring and consultation. By providing a surveyor full time to the site Millbrook Resort has our guarantee that any issues that arise will be dealt with efficiently.
Surveying set out also includes the location and layout of each fairway and green. Millbrook has strived to keep the design consistent with the original contours of the land. Clark Fortune McDonald has provided extensive survey data and information to ensure the natural look of the area is retained.
Remarkables View located above Frankton Road is one of Queenstown’s premier residential developments with spectacular views of The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Set on 25 hectares of land, Remarkables View is broken into six stages consisting of over 200 lots varying in price and size.
Clark Fortune McDonald involvement with Remarkables View began during the original concept of the idea. Consultation from a legal and engineering perspective has resulted in a subdivision which will set a benchmark for further developments in the Lakes District area.
Clark Fortune McDonald are providing multi-discipline services including resource management, consultation, engineering design, cadastral survey, administration construction, and land transfer.
Two design options for each stage have been made available to the client allowing them to choose the options which they feel are best suited for their needs. The client is guided by our senior members who explain the pros and cons of each option. Conceptual designs show residential areas, roads, services, pedestrian and biking access patterns, connections to existing and proposed reserves and open space.
The original site constituted an area of approximately 1000 acres with the majority of land forming part of Remarkables Station. However, after submissions closed, the Jacks Point Zone constituted 3000 acres of land set amongst a world class 18 hole golf course, village centre, resort lodge and open parklands. The resort community lies on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, 15 minutes from Queenstown.
The land is split up into several areas, being Jacks Point, Henley Downs and Homestead Bay, which all provide for different levels of activities depending on the sensitivity and visibility of the site. Building coverage has been limited to just 5% of the total Jacks Point area to both benefit the community and enhance the environment.
The residential areas of Jacks Point are divided into 7 neighbourhoods containing up to 700 lots, tablelands home sites (18 multimillion dollar lots) and the town village consisting of hotels, retail space and restaurants. Henley Downs sits north of Jacks Point on 1,700 acres. Development of this site is to include a 400 home village and 18 large lot homes. The position of future development will be carefully sited to reduce visibility from outside of Jacks Point yet each dwelling will still take views of the surrounding mountains and aspects of Lake Wakatipu.
Homestead Bay is situated at the southern end of Jacks Point and is designed to mimic a traditional lakefront high country settlement that has developed into an established lakefront village.
The proposed site will include a horticulture area containing 15 building platforms, residential open area with 12 building platforms and a village which will eventually contain restaurants, retail stores and other public amenities. The entire site has to contain 80% of native planting to further enhance the area. Public boating facilities will be available and the area will be linked to Jacks Point and Henley Downs through walking tracks and a public road.
Coronet Peak was established in 1947 with a single rope tow and has grown into one of the southern hemisphere’s premiere ski destinations. The Remarkables Ski Field opened in 1985 with the Alta double chair and Shadow Basin quad chair. With the growth of the Ski industry in Queenstown Coronet Peak and the Remarkables have undergone major redevelopment work over the last eight years to meet the increase in skier numbers and also the demand for more ski days.
The Remarkables Ski Field has completed a $45 million upgrade starting in 2014 with the construction of the new Curvey Basin Six Seater Chair, ski trails, snowmaking, increased learner slope area, car parking and regrading of existing trails. The new base building was opened at the start of the 2015 winter season and with incredible views of the ski slopes, Southern Alps, Wakatipu Basin, also provides direct access from the car park to the snow.
The base building at Coronet Peak was redeveloped in 2008 at a cost of in excess of $20 million with a panoramic view of the Wakatipu Basin. In 2009 138 new snow guns were installed with two new water reservoirs & pump houses doubling the water capacity from 80 million litres to 175m litres. The Meadows Quad Chair was constructed in 2010 providing for an extended learners slope.
Clark Fortune McDonald has played an important role in the ongoing development of both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables providing design concepts, quantity estimates, topographic surveys, building set out, monitoring and as built surveys on numerous projects.
Butel Park is a residential subdivision in Manse Road, Arrowtown between the existing industrial area and Millbrook Resort. Clark Fortune McDonald have been involved in the conception of this development since 1993, when the then owner Vivid Holdings Limited proposed to establish an equestrian centre and residential development on the site. Clark Fortune McDonald eventually developed a Meadow Park Zone through the Proposed District Plan process, resulting in a consent order from the Environment Court after extensive mediation. The Meadow Park Zone is a special zone designed to facilitate a comprehensive approach to retaining the urban fabric that makes Arrowtown unique, enhances visibility of outstanding natural features and enhances ecological restoration of adjoining vegetation. The subdivision itself is known as Butel Park.
Clark Fortune McDonald has a long history in the development of the Meadow Park Zone and the eventual Butel Park subdivision. Clark Fortune McDonald provided resource management advise in the conception of the zone, including drafting subdivisions, presenting evidence, drafting appeal documents, negotiations with the Council, consultation and mediation with various neighbours, community groups and environmental organizations. Clark Fortune McDonald developed the design of the Butel Park subdivision alongside landscape architects Baxter Brown Limited, and was instrumental in getting the resource consent approval for the development. Clark Fortune McDonald retains an active role in the development, including resource management and surveying advice and set-out.
The Sofitel Queenstown features 70 rooms, ten executive suites, two penthouse suites, and two levels of restaurants, bars and retail space. The site for the hotel is situated in downtown Queenstown and replaced an existing hotel. Extensive civil engineering and excavation works were required for embankment stabilization due to surrounding roads and residential housing. Due to the proximity of the hotel Perron Developments spent over $1 million on street upgrades. The project was constructed in 15 months, employing up to 200 workers. The hotel opened in September 2005.
Clark Fortune McDonald collected asbuilt data, processed unit title plans for submission to local council and completed an extensive BOMA survey for rental charges.
The unit title process requires a plan of the building for submission to council showing each unit entitlement. In the case of The Sofitel hotel, subdivision consent was sought to subdivide the hotel by way of unit title to enable Perron Developments to sell hotel rooms and suites independently. A BOMA (rentable area survey) requires the surveyor to accurately measure the internal walls of a rental space then provide an accurate measurement of each tenancy usually per square metre. In the case of The Sofitel, Clark Fortune McDonald was required to measure multiple office, restaurant, bar, conference, day spa and bathroom space, showing room sizes on a detailed plan.
Situated on 50 acres at the base of Peninsula Hill, Kawarau Village is Stage 1 of a two billion dollar development completed in 2011. The existing change in height of 50m on the site forms a natural vantage point over looking Lake Wakatipu. Kawarau Village is home to an impressive range of resort living options including the internationally branded 5 star hotel Hilton, a 4 star hotel The Kawarau Hotel and serviced apartments suitable for large groups and families and a limited selection of premium residential properties.
The main service Clark Fortune McDonald provided was for the consent planning and cadastral surveying.
Stage 1 consisted of a 38 “shrinkwrap” bulk title subdivision with each lot then subdivided by unit title. A complex structure of tunnels and underground car parking called for a unique approach to the title structure. Overall 660 hotel rooms, apartments and carp park titles were issued in this world class resort. The development will also require the construction of two jetties for boat users. Clark Fortune McDonald conducted a hydrographic survey of the lake bed and shore line to determine the best access point for boats and to show the effects a jetty will have on the existing lake bed, shoreline and the visual points from the walking track and Kawarau Bridge.
Kawarau Falls is the largest development of its kind in the Queenstown Lakes District area. Clark Fortune McDonald with our extensive knowledge of the consent process and cadastral surveying, worked in unison with the developer making sure they met compliance on all levels.