Infrastructure works begin at Te Pā Tāhuna

Posted on 18 March 2020

Ngāi Tahu Property has appointed civil construction company Downer to carry out the new infrastructure work for Te Pā Tāhuna – the residential development underway in Gorge Road.

The firm is beginning to move its machinery onto the site this week and we expect infrastructure construction work will begin by the end of the month.

The full civil works programme will be done in several stages.

That work will include:

  • minor earthworks and grading
  • laying service pipes and cables
  • building roads and footpaths

Ngāi Tahu Property chief executive David Kennedy says the commencement of civil works on the site is an exciting next step towards building new homes for the people of Queenstown.

“This necessary phase is where we will install the infrastructure on the site, getting it ready for when we start building. Downer are proven specialists in these types of projects, and we look forward to seeing the progress over coming months.” 

The infrastructure installation also follows a highly successful demolition phase completed before Christmas last year.

“Together with our demolition contractors Ryal Bush Transport we diverted an outstanding 91 per cent of waste from landfill and into recycling,” Kennedy says.

“We remain in the design stages of Te Pā Tāhuna and the Ngāi Tahu Property team is placing a lot of emphasis on delivering warm and comfortable homes.”

“Thanks to the efforts of Ryal Bush Transport, we have made a great start on the project and we look forward to also working with Downer on the next phase.”


For further information, please contact:

Ngāi Tahu Property Communications via or 021 572 870