Foodstuffs South Island’s General Manager Property & Retail Development Roger Davidson said resource consent has now been lodged for the New World Three Parks development and is going through the normal process with the Council.  The new supermarket is planned to open in 2019.

As stated previously, the existing New World store in central Wanaka will continue to service locals and visitors in town, while this much larger store would help cater for the expected population growth in the wider Wanaka area.

Between 2006 and 2013, the population of the Wanaka area grew by 28.5% and the total Queenstown Lakes District population grew by 22.9% to just over 28,000 residents. By 2031, that number is predicted to increase to 44,000 residents, with a further 23,346 visitors to the region.[1]

“We think New World will be the right fit for the future population of Three Parks. It offers the best possible range of groceries and fresh food, as well as excellent service and value for money,” said Davidson.

“Each New World store is independently owned and operated, and each owner-operator goes above and beyond to serve their local community. New World operators are known for donating to their local food banks, supporting community sports teams and sourcing the right products for their customers.

“This new supermarket will create local jobs for local people and will become part of the fabric of this new community.”

Three Parks is a mixed-use development over 100 hectares, which will include a retail area, business park, residential sections and a tourism and community precinct. It is located to the south-east of Wanaka town centre off the Wanaka-Luggate Highway (State Highway 86).