TPG's Planning and Urban Design team played a lead role in the development of 88 new residential dwellings in a Special Housing Area (SHA) at Arthurs Point, Queenstown. TPG was involved from inception and scheme planning, through to the Expression of Interest to both Queenstown Lakes District Council and Minister of Housing, to resource consent and subsequent consent variations.
The site was originally consented for 17 lots, but the TPG-led Planning and Urban Design team reassessed the site to develop a concept which incorporated higher density with high quality public spaces and community housing whilst still achieving financial performance requirements for the developer. Construction commenced in 2017 and the first stages were sold off the plans in record time. Based on the success of the project, the TPG-led team are assimilating the neighbours site into the SHA.