Queenstown Lakes District Council

Cops call for public booze ban

Queenstown police's submission on a proposed public alcohol ban includes 59 eye-opening photos of people the worse-for-wear, litter and general public drunkenness. In one photo, a man is passed out in a doorway and appears to have defecated on his...

Frankton feedback sought

Consultation on Frankton's $840,000 masterplan has begun. The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday started the first phase of community engagement on the plan, which will take a big-picture look at the future of Frankton over the next 30 years. The council...

Pay hike for council boss

Queenstown's council boss is getting a pay bump. City Hall confirms councillors voted to give CEO Mike Theelen a 3.6 per cent pay rise, taking his annual salary to $348,000. In a statement, mayor Jim Boult confirms the salary reflects "continued...

QT’s noise wars

Some residents describe it as "party central", another says it's not that bad – but by the numbers, Thompson Street is Queenstown's noisiest drag. Figures released to Mountain Scene by City Hall show the central street is on track to...

Council costs take the cake

Queenstown's council is the stingiest in the southern region when it comes to splashing out on catering. Figures released to the Taxpayers Union show the 10 councils throughout Otago and Southland spent a grand total of $541,271.20 on catering, entertainment...
Nearly 40 people have had their say on proposed bylaw changes that would effectively ban "Crate Day" in Queenstown. Queenstown Lakes District Council staff have proposed changes that would ban drinking outdoors in the district's town centres and some other...

CCTV to deter dumpers

Security cameras and signage will be installed in a bid to deter dodgy dumpers at Queenstown's Shotover Delta. Mountain Scene last week revealed the extent of illegal dumping at the site, with burnt-out cars, smashed TVs and piles of household...

Sued over Stonewood

Queenstown's mayor will remain in the top job as he faces legal action over the collapse of Stonewood Homes. Mayor Jim Boult and Stonewood founder Brent Mettrick are embroiled in a legal battle following the filing of a statement of...

Comms costs increase

Queenstown's publicly-funded organisations spent more than $1.2 million on communications and public relations in the 2016/17 year. The district council spent $444,328, Southern District Health Board (SDHB) $462,406, and Otago Regional Council (ORC) $330,000. And two of those organisations, Queenstown's council...

$1.3m parking surplus

A near-$1.3 million surplus from Queenstown Lakes District Council parking facilities in the past financial year will be spent on projects aimed at getting more people out of their cars. The council's infrastructure committee will meet tomorrow to approve the...
Queenstown Lakes residents need to "take control of the future" and help decide what they want the district to look like in 30 years' time, Mayor Jim Boult says. In a media statement today, Mr Boult said now the council's...

Rural airports alarm

Informal airports restricted to two flights per day could be allowed to pop up across Queenstown country-side. Queenstown council's proposed district plan (PDP) lets anyone establish and use a backyard landing strip or heli-pad on rural land, if certain rules...
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