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NZ: Frankton Golf Centre set to lose hole as roading upgraded

POSTED ON June 1, 2022 @ 7:27 pm

Frankton Golf Centre’s nine-hole course may be reduced to eight holes to make way for alternative transport options and increased road capacity as part of Queenstown’s highway upgrade project.

Tomorrow, the Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider approving consultation on the disposal of parts of Frankton Golf Centre (FGC) and the adjoining Queenstown Events Centre (QEC) to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

The disposal would be a step forward in the delivery of the government-funded New Zealand Upgrade Programme’s $115 million Queenstown package.

Council’s community services general manager Thunes Cloete said council had been working with Waka Kotahi for years to design upgrades along State Highway 6 and 6A to provide dedicated public transport infrastructure.

“As part of this work Waka Kotahi has requested to acquire parts of the Queenstown Events Centre and Frankton Golf Centre to support significant intersection upgrades through to the existing BP roundabout.”

The proposed layout would require modifications to the golf centre — the first hole would be cut and the current ninth hole reconfigured, making it an eight-hole facility with a driving range.

Source: Otago Daily News

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