New Whinge Page
May 27 2019
Bringing business to Queenstown is important and the lefties that bleat about how Queenstown is changing are living in the past.
There seems to be universal agreement that our infrastructure is groaning under the strain and that everyone wants more - more funding for the arts, funding for parks and reserves, better public transport and on and on it goes.
In other words better services but with less tourism that can pay for it and locals certainly don’t want to pay for it through dramatically higher rates.
If not from more tourism, where is the money coming from to pay for this? Downtown Queenstown and Arrowtown are going to be for tourists as they come here for the views and all the services are easily located.
Visitors don’t frequent Frankton and Five Mile leaving that for locals and the retailers know this which is why all the local services are there.
It’s sad that downtown Queenstown doesn’t have local businesses but if local businesses can’t afford the rent no amount of artificially trying to engineer a different outcome is going to change it.
The Chinese Amway Conference was a great idea last year, we need more of those ideas not less.