Press Releases

For the second year in a row, Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing an average zero increase in rates. The Council will adopt its Draft Annual Plan and budget on Thursday, beginning a one-month period of community consultation. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said Councillors and staff had worked ...Read More
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Inner Links Open Day

Come to the Inner Links open day on Wednesday 9 April from noon - 7pm in the Council Chamber, 10 Gorge Rd, Queenstown. Inner Links is the name of the project looking at options for new roading links between Frankton Road, Shotover St / Gorge Road and Man Street. This is a project to improve traffic...Read More
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A free workshop to promote the benefits of trees on small farms and lifestyle blocks will be held in Queenstown on Thursday 24 April. The workshop is one of a nationwide series aimed at encouraging landowners to think again about the potential for trees on their property. Planting the right trees i...Read More
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Organisers of major events have until the end of April to apply for grants from the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s $800,000 events fund for 2014-15. The fund is available to support new events and help existing events develop in ways that will bring more economic benefits to the district...Read More
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Two areas have been set aside for members of the public to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they drive between venues during their visit to the Queenstown Lakes District next Sunday. There is no royal walkabout scheduled in Queenstown, and the couple’s lunch at the Amis...Read More
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An after-hours planning service for people who can’t access Council planning advice during the day has just been launched by the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Every Wednesday night a resource consent planner will work the late shift, providing planning information and assistance for thos...Read More
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Commercial properties in the Queenstown CBD set to benefit the most from a proposed Queenstown Convention Centre, would contribute more in rates under the recommended rating model to be considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council next week. Chief Executive Adam Feeley said that in preparing...Read More
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Water meters could be the solution to expanding demand for reticulated treated water in the Queenstown Lakes District. A report recommending further investigations will be on the agenda for the Council meeting on 27 March, as QLDC looks for ways to reduce demand and so defer the need for costly ext...Read More
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Library lovers from as far away as Kingston came to tonight’s public feedback forum in Queenstown to discuss the recommendations of a community task force on the future of library services in the Queenstown Lakes District. The recommendations, which are online at http://www.qldc.govt.nz/image...Read More
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Motorists using the Crown Range Road will encounter short delays from today while the zigzags on the Queenstown side of the Crown are resurfaced. Preparatory work will begin today with the full resurfacing due to start next Monday. The road will remain open, but  motorists should expect delays...Read More
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