Queenstown Lakes District Council

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...
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says degradation of the visitor experience in the Queenstown Lakes District is "imminent" and a form of localised funding is "now the only avenue" for the community. The council's submission on the Ministry of Business,...

Call for $278m boost

A $278 million government fillip is needed to maintain Queenstown as New Zealand's tourist mecca, a new report shows. The Queenstown Lakes District Council-commissioned business case, delivered to the Government ahead of this year's Budget, calls for Central Government investment...

Closed-door council

Queenstown councillors have mulled over more than 30 issues behind closed doors since the start of the year. Since mid-January, councillors have attended 11 closed-door workshops covering 35 topics, information released by the council shows. Subjects included proposed Special Housing Areas,...

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...
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