Queenstown Lakes District Council

Road charging call

A controversial solution to Queenstown's traffic woes could be to introduce a congestion charge. That's the view of Local Government Forum secretary Nick Clark, who wants the council to embrace a mix of funding methods to offset pressures caused by...
The owners of Queenstown Park Station are taking the Queenstown Lakes District Council to court over a failed rezoning bid. Queenstown Park Ltd is calling for a special zone to allow for future development on the site, including a gondala...
Disabled access campaigners were told to be "a bit more understanding of others" – after complaining about a business parking in mobility parks. Wakatipu Access Group (WAG) complained to The Building Hub (THB) about staff repeatedly parking in a mobility...
Vandalism at a Queenstown rugby ground has its club seeing red – and firing shots at the council. Long stretches of tyre marks were visible across the Queenstown Recreation Ground this week, cutting deep into the muddy turf. Council signs said...

Parking windfall

Queenstown's council raked in almost $4 million in just nine months from parking charges, fines and regulatory fees – $1m more than it expected. It had expected to take some $2,860,000 by the end of March, three quarters into the...
A RESORT lawyer's calling for consistency after authorities say rockfall from Ben Lomond's a risk to a planned car park building – but not for Queenstown's council's neighbouring Lakeview development. Skyline Enterprises was back before the Environment Court this week...

Quake-risk identified

Building owners with properties not up to earthquake standards will soon be hearing from City Hall. Queenstown's council believes it's the first in the country to have completed a profile of all buildings within the district for potential earthquake risk. A...
Glenorchy residents are crying out for more council funding, saying they feel like the "poor relations" of the Queenstown Lakes District. The need for a plan to tackle the town's infrastructure issues and growing tourism pressures was highlighted during recent...
City Hall forked out an average of $60 a submission in a bid to get feedback on its 10 Year Plan. Consultation on the Queenstown Lakes plan wrapped up on April 13 – about 580 submissions have been received. It features...
The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club won't bear the brunt of the full cost of moving to a new site after the council confirmed last week it will offer financial assistance. The future of the Gorge Road Jump Park is uncertain...
Business owners are fronting up over City Hall's decision to scrap permit parking – and one describes the change as "devastating". Body Sanctum owner Judi Sneddon says the new charges, which apply from Sunday, will leave her out of pocket...
Vast swathes of rural Queenstown land will be protected under new plans to limit development. But no one seems particularly bothered - despite a local planning expert saying they "propose to remove existing landowner rights and expectations". Queenstown's council is consulting...
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