時光五缺 2021-5-12 09:52 PM
The Villa Backpackers Lodge owner Rob Burn outside his hostel, which he is willing to sell to house new ferry terminal workers.The owner of a backpacker hostel in Picton has offered to sell his property to help house the 200 workers needed to build a new multimillion-dollar ferry terminal.
The project – a partnership between Port Marlborough, the Marlborough District Council, KiwiRail and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency – was [url=https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300301556/fasttrack-complete-picton-ferry-terminal-upgrade-gets-environmental-signoff]approved last week[/url] and is needed to accommodate KiwiRail’s new larger ferries.
The council's long-term plan, which is open for feedback, said the ferry terminal was one of two projects set to “stretch” Marlborough’s “already very tight housing supply”.
Options to help ease it “could include hotels, motels and camping grounds, which would benefit from the decline in business caused by the coronavirus pandemic and border closures.”
The Villa Backpackers Lodge owner Rob Burn said there were few spaces in Picton large enough to cater for a worker village, but there was land available in Koromiko, south of Picton.