Lake Hayes Estate is a township developed at the eastern end of Ladies Mile, Queenstown, between the State Highway and Kawarau River. Lake Hayes Estate has the potential for up to 550 residential lots, plus commercial and community activities. Clark Fortune McDonald has been involved for the last 25 years in the formulation of the zoning provisions, resource consent and now construction of Lake Hayes Estate.


Clark Fortune McDonald has project managed all aspects of the Lake Hayes Estate development, from resource consents approval to engineering design, supervision, cadastral surveying and contract administration. This process has included extensive consultation with neighboring landowners regarding access and mitigation of effects relating to access.

Lake Hayes Estate is a substantial new township involving various urban design considerations, including pedestrian access via walkway through the development, a pedestrian circulation around the urban edge of the township and beyond to areas of public open space such as the Kawarau River and Hayes Creek. This also involved obtaining connections through neighbouring properties to connect to the future Lake Hayes walkway.

To ascertain community expectations within the township Clark Fortune McDonald conducted an extensive future resident survey of the community and infrastructure requirements, including open space and pedestrian connections to include in the overall design of the township.

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