Frequently Asked Questions

Bullenrise is in Arthurs Point, adjacent to the popular Bullendale medium density development. It’s a 10 minute drive to downtown Queenstown, near the turnoff to Coronet Peak, and only 15 minutes to the Coronet Peak ski area.

Of the 29 sections planned, 17 will be ‘bulk titles’ capable of multi-unit development between 2 and 12 homes, ranging in size from 290 to 1410 m2.  The remaining 12 will be capable of a single home only, ranging in size from 245 to 610 m2.

Sewer, stormwater, water, power, and fibre connections will be provided and will have capacity for all the units the lot is capable of under the consent. It is also possible reticulated gas will be provided (to be confirmed during detailed engineering design). Owners will have to pay development contributions to Council for each additional title created when they finish construction and subdivide further.

Earthworks and civil construction are expected to commence mid 2024, with titles expected to issue in the latter half of 2025.  Settlement will be due within 10 working days of titles issuing.

A 10% deposit is payable from the Purchaser’s solicitor’s trust account in part payment on the date that any conditions inserted for the sole benefit of the Purchaser are satisfied.  If there are no conditions for the sole benefit of the Purchaser in the agreement, then payment of the deposit will be due immediately upon the date of signing the agreement by both parties.

There are several different types of lots being sold:

  • Medium density lots (generally capable of multi unit development) – Freehold title upon completion of buildings and further subdivision (Lots 8, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013).


  • Medium density apartment/walk up unit sites (capable of multi unit development) - Unit title upon completion of buildings (Lots 14, 40, 41, 53).


  • Lower density single house sites – Freehold title (Lots 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52).


Lots are accessed either off a legal road vested to Council, or off privately owned accessways. The privately owned accessways will be in shared ownership.

Refer to the plans on the website for more details.

There is no intention for there to be private covenants imposed by the developer, except as required to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and to ensure equitable responsibility for maintenance of any privately owned accessways.

There will be consent notices attached to the title as required by the Council subdivision consent, designed to ensure the consent conditions are adhered to.

The Council subdivision consent requires buildings to be as per the preliminary design plans produced by Foley Group (architects) that are contained within the consent documents.  It may be possible for purchasers to agree minor changes with Council under the existing consent, or alternatively obtain a new resource consent that allows more significant departures, subject to Council approval.

Aside from Council rates, it is expected there will be no charges of this nature for the initial serviced lots being purchased prior to building construction.

Upon completion of buildings, there will be no body corporate fees for the freehold titles either.  Unit titles requiring a body corporate to manage common property (Lots 14, 40, 41, 53) will be the only units requiring body corporate fees on completion of building and issuing of unit title.

Access to some lots is gained over privately owned accessways. These will be subject to standard easements or cost sharing provisions, with maintenance shared between all lots having access.

In terms of earthworks, most of the medium density / multi unit sites will generally be cut or filled to a level ready for building to commence without major earthworks. Refer individual lot plans for details, showing expected ground contours on completion of bulk earthworks and issue of titles.

The lower density / single home sites at the higher elevations furthest away from Arthurs Point Rd have nominated building platform envelopes within which the house must sit.

Yes, there are no restrictions we are aware of as of November 2023.

The underlying district plan rules detail what activities are permitted for the residential zoning.  Some commercial activity may be permitted.  Please discuss with Council. We understand residential visitor accommodation is permitted for up to 90 days a year.

The easiest path to building is to ensure your design is in accordance with the design details attached to the subdivision consent, most of which are also shown on the individual lot plans.

However there are several ways in which something different could possibly be built:

  1. Ignore the consented buildings and develop as per the underlying zone rules (1 residential unit per 300m2 of net site area).
  2. Obtain a consent variation to allow changes to what has been consented.
  3. Wait for the proposed district plan variation (which would allow similar density to what is currently consented without the same limitations on building form) to become operative.

We have a letter from the developer’s planner explaining in more detail these processes, which is available on request.

All lots and buildings shown on the individual lot plans will have resource/subdivision consent.  Purchasers will have to complete the detailed design necessary for building consent and obtain building consent themselves.

There are no restrictions to on-selling a section 2 years after settlement, nor on-selling once further subdivision has occurred (if applicable) and the house has been built.

Prior to 2 years, on-selling a bare section may be permitted under the following circumstances:

  1. If the vendor can demonstrate they are unable to obtain funding to complete the purchase, or
  2. At the vendor's discretion and approval.

Some information will be provided in due course, consisting of the geotechnical report required by the developer for engineering approval of the subdivision works; and a Geotechnical Completion Report (GCR) on completion of the subdivision, documenting the earthworks that have been done and the general ground conditions.  Further detailed geotechnical investigation, likely of a limited nature may be required to support a purchaser’s building consent application for their specific building.

No.  There is no requirement to build within a certain timeframe.

Bullenrise Developments Ltd is led by Mark Tammett, a civil engineer and land development professional who has managed infrastructure and land development projects throughout the South Island for over 20 years.  He is currently Development Manager for the large Ravenswood project in North Canterbury near Christchurch, which in the past 5 years has delivered around 1200 residential lots to the market.  He is also Development Manager for the new Shannon Farm development in Cromwell, consisting of approximately 150 lifestyle lots on the hills above Cromwell.