01. General Questions
1. What is Jack’s Point?
Jack’s Point is a 1200 hectare (3000 acre) community located in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. With stunning alpine views in all directions, the community features large expanses of open space, over 25 kms of hiking and biking trails, and a championship golf course regarded as one of the finest in Australasia. While offering an endless range of outdoor pursuits, Jack’s Point is located just 20 minutes from downtown Queenstown and less than 10 minutes from the Frankton commercial precinct and Queenstown International Airport.
2. What is Jack’s Point Village?
The Jack’s Point Village (the “Village”) occupies roughly fourteen hectares of land on the eastern edge of Lake Tewa, in the heart of the Jack’s Point community. The Village will offer a high-quality mix of homes, hotels, flexible office space, restaurants, cafes and retail space, and will be an exciting place to live, work and visit. The Village will marry contemporary design with distinctive local materials, and will combine modern amenities with the scale, charm and intimacy of an alpine hamlet.
3. Are there education facilities proposed for the Village?
The Ministry of Education has purchased land for a primary school within the Jack’s Point Zone. Building is expected to begin shortly.
4. What is the relationship with Hanley’s Farm and Homestead Bay?
Hanley’s Farm and Homestead Bay are property developments that border Jack’s Point to the north and south, respectively. Each project is under different ownership and are not related to Jack’s Point.
5. What zoning rules apply to the Village?
Jack’s Point as a whole (including the Village) has its own special zoning rules, known as the Jack’s Point Resort Zone, within the QLDC District Plan. The purpose of the Jack’s Point Resort Zone is to provide for residential and visitor accommodation in a high-quality environment, alongside a variety of recreation opportunities and community amenities such as open space, playgrounds and athletic facilities. For more information, please visit: http://www.qldc.govt.nz/assets/OldImages/Files/District_Plan/District_Plan_Volume_1/Section_12__Special_Zones_Resort_Zones__Milbrook_Jack’s_Point_and_Waterfall_Creek/12-02-Resort-RULES-September-2017.pdf
6. How does the Village compare to central Queenstown?
The Village area is a similar size to central Queenstown, however the similarities end there. The layout of the Village is a direct response to the importance of the surrounding mountain views. The entry/exit roading, buildings and public spaces will be orientated to take advantage of these vistas. What sets Jack's Point apart is an absolute commitment to the landscape and the environment. Only five per cent of this vast area will be built on. A covenant means the rugged, dramatic and open nature of the grassland and mountain landscape that make up Jack's Point, will remain forever protected from development.
7. What will the Village look like?
The Village will have an integrated approach to architecture and landscape. This will be achieved through the creation of treed streetscapes and public spaces with high levels of public amenity. The Village will include a series of integrated public spaces providing a high degree of appeal, amenity, and usability while supporting for a wide range of experiences.
Alongside the waterfront lodgings, boathouses will provide residential living, connected by boardwalks, parallel to cafés and retail shopping. From the lakeside Village green and further back into the Village, a mix of visitor accommodation, commercial space and apartment living will create a vibrant interactive space for residents and visitors.
8. What are the building heights in the Village?
Building height is limited, with most developments expected to be two or three levels to preserve maximum views from any vantage point.
9. Will there be public spaces?
Open space is integral to all of Jack’s Point, including the Village. The Village will feature pocket parks, lanes and access to Lake Tewa, as well as landscaped green areas.
The design includes a Village Square contained by buildings on three sides. The northern side is a cobbled public space, which terraces down to the lake inlet. From the Village Square, north along the lakefront, hand-crafted timber boardwalks connect to the trail network beyond. From the Village Square, south along the lakefront, the boardwalks connects to the Golf Course and trail network.
10. Will the Village be pedestrian friendly?
The Village Square is designed with pedestrians in mind and orientated to create a warm sheltered environment for people to congregate around cafes and retail areas. The side roads and laneways are off centre, providing generous north facing spaces for people interaction.
The pedestrian network incorporates best practice urban design principles and provides a number of exclusive linkages for pedestrians. The design incorporates an intimate village environment where pedestrian movement is encouraged by giving it a high priority.
11. How will the Village handle vehicles and parking?
Where the vehicular circulation network and pedestrian network meet, seperate footpaths for pedestrians are provided. On the higher volume main street, these sidewalks are oversized to a generous 4m–5m. In this environment, traffic movement is intended to be calmed by narrow one-way carriageway, with raised cobbled thresholds providing a clear signal of pedestrian dominance in high volume pedestrian areas.
There will be designated parking for residents, visitors and businesses within the Village.
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02. Ownership Questions
1. What is the ownership tenure / structure?
All land sold by the Vendor in the Village will be fee simple (i.e. freehold) title. Strata titles will be permissible (and are anticipated) subject to property owners securing appropriate resource consents from the Queenstown Lakes District Council, and consent of the Developer.
2. What services will be provided to Village lots?
Services such as roading, electricity, gas, water and wastewater will be delivered to the bulk title boundaries within the Village. Thereafter, the developers of such lots will reticulate services to each individual title.
3. What is the Jack’s Point Residents & Owners Association?
The Jack’s Point Residents & Owners Association (the “Society”) is similar to a local body in that it manages the delivery of certain services to properties within Jack’s Point and maintains various communal facilities. All property owners at Jack’s Point, including those in the Village, must become members of the Society. The Society is a not-for-profit entity; its activities are governed by its constitution, and its budget is set annually by a committee comprised of its members.
On purchasing a property at Jack’s Point, the owner is required to become a member of the Society The Society’s constitution describes the rights of its members, the services to be provided by the Society, and the manner in which properties shall be levied.
4. What will I pay in annual levies?
As described above, levies fund the Society, and are predominately used to maintain communal infrastructure within Jack’s Point. A separate levy funds a portion of the golf course’s operating expenses. The exact amount of levies you will pay will vary depending on the type of use of your property (residential, commercial, lodging) and the infrastructure demand associated therewith.
5. Do I pay council rates in addition to my Society levies?
The main function of the Society is to provide services to property owners at Jack’s Point which would otherwise be provided by the Queenstown Lakes District Council. To the extent that services such as potable water supply and storm water disposal are provided by the Society, there is a reduction in council rates based upon the cost which the council would otherwise have incurred to provide such services.
6. What is the relationship between Jack’s Point property owners and the golf course?
All residential property owners at Jack’s Point, including the Village, receive the right to play the Jack’s Point Golf Club course at a discounted rate.
7. Can I get my property maintained/managed?
The Society can refer you to third-party companies that provide services such as cleaning, maintenance and landscaping.
8. Can my property be rented out?
Properties can be rented for periods longer than 32 days, subject to the policies of the Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Society’s constitution. Shorter-term accommodation is not generally permitted in residential properties; to the extent that such rentals are allowed, they must be arranged through the Society or its rental management company. Under its constitution, the Society has the right to form or appoint such a rental management company to handle bookings on commercially standard terms.
9. What can I build on my site?
Jack’s Point, including the Village, has design guidelines in place to ensure that residential and commercial building in the area is of a high standard. Such guidelines describe matters such as what building materials can be used, parking requirements and landscaping regulations. These guidelines are in place to protect the long-term value of each owner’s property in the area.
10. Do I need to have my building design approved?
In order to maintain consistency of quality across Jack’s Point, all building designs must be pre-approved by the Society’s relevant Design Review Board (the “DRB”) before construction begins. We encourage all property owners to engage with the Society early-on in the design process with any questions
11. How do I know what is going to be built next door to me?
The fundamental purpose of the DRB, and of the general guidelines in place at Jack’s Point, is to provide a degree of certainty that the size and character of future development will be in keeping with current standards.
12. Can I create unit titles?
Unit titles are permissible, subject to securing appropriate resource consent and the consent of the Vendor.
13. Am I allowed pets?
Yes, pets are encouraged at Jack’s Point. The Society’s bylaws detail the provisions for pet ownership at Jack’s Point.
14. Will there be sufficient parking facilities for visitors?
All residential properties have to provide sufficient parking internally and externally. In addition, visitor parking facilities will be available for visitors to the Village’s commercial and mixed-use precincts.
15. Will the Village have ultra-fast broadband connectivity?
Yes, the Village will have a high-speed fibre network which will be accessible to all owners and renters at rates and terms set by the private provider.
16. How do I buy a property?
Register your interest with one of our representatives, and we will guide you through the different opportunities available to you. Village land will be sold with a fixed price. We will provide a standard sale and purchase agreement for your review, which you can use to submit your offer to the Vendor. Settlement will take place upon titles being issued, which we anticipate will take place progressively from Q4 2019 through Q2 2020.
17. How can I find out more?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to provide you with copies of relevant documents such as the design guidelines for the Village, the Society constitution, historical levies, and so forth. Let us know how we can help.
NOTE: The Society bylaws are subject to change.
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