Zero rates increase expected for Queenstown

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Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing an average zero rates increase for the second year running.

The proposal features in its draft annual plan and budget due to be adopted tomorrow

“We have bedded in the new staff structure created from our organisational review last year and ratepayers will be reaping the benefits of a lean structure, focused on delivering our core services,” mayor Vanessa van Uden boasts.

A summary of the draft annual plan goes on the council’s website on Saturday.

Public submissions close May 19.