Press Releases

Encouraging higher value tourism and making it easier for knowledge-based industries to establish and flourish are the two key priorities of the Draft Economic Development Strategy, released by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week. The draft strategy was prepared by consultants MartinJen...Read More
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A section of the Twin Rivers Ride track has been closed while a geotechnical assessment of the area is made.A detour has been signposted between Old School Road and the bottom of Widgeon Place in Lake Hayes Estate. Further to the east, another short section of track has been narrowed to one-way...Read More
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Cycle Trails being Assessed

Heavy rain over the last month has taken a toll on some of the cycle trails in the Wakatipu and Upper Clutha. Mike Weaver, QLDC’s Manager of Parks and Commercial Operations, said contractors were placing cones and signage on areas where users needed to be particularly careful because of slump...Read More
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Rockfall on Mt Aspiring Rd

A short section of Mt Aspiring Rd will have one-lane access overnight and possibly for several days following a rockfall on Sunday morning. The rockfall is between the Motatapu Bridge and Treble Cone. QLDC Acting Chief Engineer Richard Hilliard said a technical assessment of the slope would be req...Read More
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Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking at options and costings for long-term swimming facilities in Wanaka, and is scheduled to make a decision at the 28 August Council meeting, in Wanaka. The choices range from refurbishing the existing community pool and adding a learners’ pool, to br...Read More
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The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be concentrating on 40 key projects in 2014-15, set out in its new work programme for the year. QLDC Mayor Vanessa van Uden described the programme as “an ambitious workload which includes continuation of flagship projects such as the District Plan R...Read More
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The Queenstown Lakes District Council will spend around $115,000 to strengthen the Wanaka Community Pool building as a temporary measure, which should see it reopen within two months. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said the Council agreed today to channel funds that were already in the Wanaka pool budget, ...Read More
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Queenstown Lakes District Council has released two independent engineering reports into the seismic capacity of the Wanaka Community Pool building: http://www.qldc.govt.nz/wanaka_sports_facility Both reports were prepared by independent consulting engineers Holmes Consulting Group and are yet to be...Read More
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Update on the Wanaka Pool

QLDC is moving quickly to consider all options relating to the closed Wanaka Community Pool, including the extent and cost of remedial strengthening work that would be required to reopen in the short term. In the meantime, General Manager Operations Ruth Stokes said QLDC was finalising details with...Read More
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Queenstown Lakes District Council today announced that, following a detailed structural assessment, it was closing the Wanaka Community Pool until further notice. The engineering assessment has put the Design Based Earthquake (DBE) rating at 20% which classifies it as an earthquake-prone building u...Read More
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