The $500 million Jack’s Point Village, designed as the central hub of the master-planned community, is under construction and developers say it will be a “game changer” for Queenstown.
The village, on the shores of Lake Tewa, is similar in size to downtown Queenstown and will include a mix of residential and commercial properties and visitor accommodation.
Construction of 110 homes, priced from $699,000, is underway and 600 visitor accommodation rooms are planned including a $200 million five-star waterfront hotel.
Jack’s Point has been designed by Queenstown based Darby Partners Ltd and principal, John Darby, says the village will meet both the needs of the Jack’s Point’s community which will ultimately reach 8,000 residents, and the demand for high-quality accommodation and amenities from the increasing number of visitors to the region.
He says the village will attract a wide range of people to live and work there, “from first home buyers to retirees and everyone in between. This is a rare and exciting intergenerational opportunity to be part of a new sustainable township in Queenstown’s major growth corridor.”
The village, which will use sustainable materials and green engineering systems throughout its built environment, is expected to become a shopping and recreational destination in its own right and partners are being sought to collaborate on key commercial elements.
“These are unique development parcels ready for partners looking to be part of the township with small retail, residential, business and hospitality components,” says John. “ Given central Queenstown is largely locked up by investors, Jack’s Point Village represents a chance to participate in this thriving community and growing visitor economy.”
“We are now ready for the final phase to fulfil the village vision for a lively mix of shops, restaurants, small businesses, homes, visitor accommodation and a strong community base.”
Jack’s Point is a 1200-hectare settlement on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and backdropped by The Remarkables Mountains range. Its 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular alpine and lake views, is rated as one of New Zealand’s leading courses.
The popular Clubhouse restaurant is surrounded by the golf course and overlooks Lake Tewa which is a central feature of the Jack’s Point landscape. Twenty-five kilometres of mountain biking and hiking trails have been created for public recreational use along with other community amenities.