Economic Development Fund

Economic Development Fund applications now open

The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that will foster emerging industries, support existing businesses and help entrepreneurs launch innovative business ideas.

Keen to apply?

Please read the application criteria then discuss your application with Economic Development Manager Peter Harris prior to submitting an application.   

Peter Harris - QLDC Economic Development Manager or phone 027 230 9971.

Online Application form 

Applications close at midnight on 6 November.   



An Economic Development Strategy for the district was adopted back in 2015 to provide a long term economic vision.  

The Vision

Economic Development that that protects and enhances our district's unique environment.  A higher value and more diverse economy - higher value jobs and industries, higher quality urban environments.   

The Strategy

 Read the Queenstown Lakes District Economic Development Strategy here