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Libraries, Parks & Fitness

A multimillion dollar investment programme over the next three years to expand and upgrade community facilities, including sport and recreation venues, libraries and parks and reserves, is being spearheaded by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC).

Thunes Cloete, QLDC General Manager – Community Services, says a
$12 million programme at Queenstown Events Centre will provide two more indoor courts, a multi-use arti cial turf and an upgrade of its Alpine Health & Fitness gym and group tness studios.

“We’re also refreshing the masterplan for Wanaka Recreation Centre in a $3.5 million project to complement the recently opened pool facilities.”

“The council’s Queenstown Gardens Development Plan sees a $1.6 million investment in this iconic green space in addition to the Bathhouse playground upgrade that’s already underway, while a new temporary Frankton Library at Remarkables Park will service this fast-growing community for up to three years until a permanent site is found.”

Several smaller projects are also scheduled along with the keynote developments.

“We are upgrading Arrowtown Skate Park and extending Arrowtown Cemetery. There’ll be new carpet and a fresh coat of paint at the Lake Wanaka Centre, security gates and emergency lighting at Queenstown Events Centre and new furniture at the district’s libraries.”

“This signi cant investment will keep our community facilities in great shape for many years to come,” says Dr Cloete.