We have a number of policies that cover a wide range of activities. Our Policy Manual contains the sections below. Click on the links to view the individual policies.



  • ARTS/EVENTS (80.37 KB)
    Arts and Cultural Policy
    Banner and Event Signage Policy

  • CCOs/CCTOs (170 KB)
    Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) Dividend Policy
    Queenstown Airport: Future Management, Operation and Development
    Queenstown Airport: Landing Fees and Development Levies
    Policy on the Appointment and Remuneration of Directors

    Cemetery Operating Procedures
    Plaques, Memorials and Monuments Policy

    Communications Policy
    Consultation Policy
    Guidelines for Advertising and Publicity by Local Authorities
    Major Media Releases
    Media Policy
    Visitor Promotion

    Easement Policy
    Graffiti/Tagging Policy
    Tables and Chairs Policy
    Temporary Use of Public Space for Construction Purposes
    Property Sale and Acquisition Policy 2014

    Current and Past Policies

  • DOGS (490.63 KB)
    Dog Policy
    Search and Rescue (Sar) and Avalanche Dogs Defined as Working Dogs

    Computer Access Options for Councillors
    Council Meetings: Eating
    Council Meetings: Mobile Phones
    Council Meetings: Wanaka
    Council Meetings: Site Visits for Hearings
    Council Meetings: Staff
    Council Policy on Making Submissions
    Council Role in Genetic Engineering
    Elected Member Remuneration 2012/13
    Elected Members Attendance at Conferences
    Elected Members Code of Conduct
    Governance Agreement
    Health Services
    Local Body Elections: General Elections Hoardings
    Representation on related bodies
    Residency: Supporting Applications
    Standing Orders
    Local Authorities of the Otago Region Triennial Agreement 2010-2013

  • FINANCE (915.01 KB)
    Accounting Policy for the Treatment of Expired Footpath Deposits
    Change in Funding Policy for Roading: Wanaka Ward
    Charging Policy for Licences to Occupy Air Space
    Development Contributions Policy
    Financial Contributions (Headworks) Policy
    Investment Policy
    Liability Management Policy
    Policy on Significance
    Rates Remission and Postponement Policies
    Revenue and Financing Policy
    Setting of Rates for 2011/2012

  • HOUSING (174.35 KB)
    Community Housing Policy ABC System and General Eligibility
    Community Housing Trust
    Elderly Persons Housing Policy


  • PROCUREMENT (70.42 KB)
    Application of Tender Policy to Associated Organisations
    Infrastructure Services Consultant Procurement
    Procurement Policy
    Project Initiation and Approval Process

    Location of Archive Material
    Official Information and Charging Policy

  • REGULATORY (204.39 KB)
    Abandoned Vehicles
    Class 4 and Tab Gambling Venue Policy
    Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy
    Enforcement and Prosecution Policy
    Liquor Licensing Policy
    Policies on Dangerous Buildings & Insanitary Buildings
    Signs Provisions and Enforcement
    Signs: Town Pier
    The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987

    Camping Ground Strategy
    Freedom Camping Policy
    Lake Islands: Fire Restrictions Policy
    Management and Control of Camping at the Albert Town Recreation Reserve
    Naming of Parks and Reserves Policy

    Heritage Incentive Policy
    Policy on requests for confidentiality under Section 42 of the Resource Management Act
    Policy on the Resource Consent Appeal Process
    Policy for the waiver of requirement for Outline Plan approval for Council Controlled Activities

  • ROADING (294.05 KB)
    Bus Stop Policy and Standards
    Code of Practice for Working in the Road
    Criteria for Closing Significant Roads
    Crown Range Road Vehicle Restrictions
    Damage to Street Frontages during Property Development Activities
    Maintenance of Accesses to Private Property
    Minimum Standards for Public Lighting Infrastructure to be vested in the Queenstown Lakes District Council
    Mountable Kerbs in Wanaka
    On-Road Directional Signage Policy
    Prioritisation of Minor Safety Projects
    Road Naming Policy
    Road Numbering Policy
    Road Sealing Policy
    Speed Hump Policy 2006
    Street Lighting on Private Roads
    Street Signage Policy
    Urban Verge Mowing Policy

  • SERVICES (45.91 KB)
    Building over drains
    Extension and Connection Costs for Water and Sewerage
    Ground Opening Policy
    Policy for the Provision of New Water Supply and Sanitary Sewer Connections
    Undergrounding of Power Lines
    Wanaka and Hawea Landfill Site Policies
    Water and Sewerage Schemes: Small Communities
    Water Supply for Construction Purposes

    Adopt NZS 5828:2004 for all new Playground equipment
    Community Facility Funding Policy
    Frankton Golf Course
    Smoke-Free Policy in Playgrounds, Sports Fields and Swimming Pools

  • STAFF (48.46 KB)
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    Protected Disclosures Act Policy

    Indigenous Vegetation Policy
    Replanting of trees, particularly the replacement of poplars and other trees on rural roads
    Tree Policy

  • WATERWAYS (29.22 KB)
    Jetties and Moorings Policy (For the Frankton Arm and other environs of Lake Wakatipu)