Press Releases

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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The Queenstown Lakes District Council is initiating a change to the District Plan, to extend the area designated as Town Centre in downtown Queenstown. The extension would better utilise land available for commercial, community and residential activities. It would include the Council’s Lakevi...Read More
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The Queenstown Lakes District Council is initiating a change to the District Plan, to extend the area designated as Town Centre in downtown Queenstown. The extension would better utilise land available for commercial, community and residential activities. It would include the Council’s Lakevi...Read More
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Queenstown Lakes District Council Chief Executive Adam Feeley has been appointed to a working group considering alternatives ways to fund local government. Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today announced the appointment of a cross-sector working group to its LGNZ Local Government Funding Review...Read More
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Learn to Fit Chains

Are you driving round with a set of chains in your boot, and have no idea how to put them on? You're not alone, so QLDC is running free chain-fitting classes in Queenstown and Frankton this week. Come and have a go on one of our vehicles, or bring your own car and chains - no matter what style you ...Read More
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The thaw/freeze is once again taking its toll on some unsealed roads around the district. Roads that are frozen or saturated with groundwater are unable to be graded. That means it’s not viable to undertake meaningful repairs as winter conditions prevail. Therefore a 50km/h speed restriction h...Read More
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Nineteen major events that will attract thousands of visitors to the Queenstown Lakes District will receive grants and in-kind support from the QLDC’s events fund in 2015-16. They are a blend of new and existing events across the whole spectrum of cultural, sporting and community activities, ...Read More
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