Affordable Housing

The Council has recognised that housing affordability is a serious issue for the economic and social well-being of the District.

The blueprint for the Council's work on affordable housing is the Housing our People in our Environment Strategy, adopted in 2005. The HOPE Strategy was then updated in 2007 to more clearly define an overall goal and to include policy on issues like design, eligibility and legal mechanisms to secure affordable housing in the future. Find out more about HOPE.

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has been formed to deliver affordable housing to the Queenstown Lakes District.

What is the Community Housing Trust?

The Community Housing Trust is an independent, charitable trust. It is not controlled by the Council.

Its role is to promote and/or provide housing for households that will contribute to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of those living within the Queenstown Lakes District at a cost within their means.


For an overview of the Trust's role see the Position Statement and the Deed of Trust below:

>> Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust - Trustee Position Statement (pdf 35kb)
>> Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust Deed of Trust (pdf 671kb)


Who are the Trustees?

The Community Housing Trustees are:

  • David Cole (chair)
  • Dennis Pezaro
  • Barry Robertson
  • Brian Donnelly
  • Stephen Brent


What is the role of the Trust?

Amongst other work, the Trust is working closely with the Council to deliver the policy framework for the delivery and management of community housing and is investigating housing products that will meet the needs of its target community.


Find out more about the Trust

Visit the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust website