Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Council calls for proposals on expanded Queenstown sport and recreation facilities

Council calls for proposals on expanded Queenstown sport and recreation facilities
September 17, 2018

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is seeking proposals to develop a joint masterplan covering the proposed expansion of both Queenstown Events Centre (QEC) and Wanaka Recreation Centre (WRC).

The project will consider the development of all current and potential sites over the next 20 years. It will also look to future proof the district’s sport and recreation facilities beyond this in line with predicted population growth.

QLDC General Manager Community Services, Dr Thunes Cloete said the aim was to ensure QEC and WRC continue to play a key role in the social fabric of the district, advising “sports and recreation are both embedded at the heart of our community and so it follows that the facilities Council provides in this space need to adapt as our population increases and changes in character.”

The masterplan will add detail to the $12 million investment programme for QEC outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten Year Plan that includes two additional indoor courts, a multi-use artificial turf and an upgrade of its gym and group fitness facilities. The masterplan for WRC will be refreshed to complement the recently opened pool facilities.

Dr Cloete commented “as well as a significant building programme we’re looking to provide a balance between organised sports and more informal uses of the sites such as walking, running and biking trails and open spaces for activities like family picnics."

The joint masterplan will draw on recent research and consultations around user demand such as the draft QLDC/CODC Regional Sport and Recreation Facility Strategy and QLDC’s current Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan and Frankton Masterplan projects.

Dr Cloete concluded “connecting (the) Queenstown Events Centre and Wanaka Recreation Centre with proposed new residential, commercial and education hubs, especially via the active travel links being explored in the Wanaka and Frankton masterplans, is a particular focus. I’m looking forward to receiving some exciting, future-focused proposals.”

Proposals are being sought through the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) site before Wednesday 17th October. Respondents will need to demonstrate experience in the preparation of masterplans for sports and recreation hubs and will be evaluated against weighted attributes such as relevant skills, methodology and price.

For more information go to www.gets.govt.nz

Image: Queenstown Events Centre.

Related Articles

10th April 2018 - Countdown to June opening for new Wanaka aquatic centre

10th October 2014 - Wanaka Pool reopens after reinforcement works

12th August 2014 - Queenstown Lakes Council explores Wanaka pool options

25th July 2014 - Urgent repairs approved for Wanaka Pool

11th October 2013 - Local Government New Zealand welcomes plan for New Zealand tourism

26th September 2013 - Queenstown Lakes Council advances Wanaka Sports Facility

10th January 2013 - Lightning strike closes Wanaka Pool

18th February 2012 - Digital personal training tool launches at Alpine Health & Fitness

13th November 2011 - Free outdoor fitness circuit opens at Queenstown Events Centre

3rd February 2011 - Decision awaited on Wanaka’s sports complex


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business