Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Wānaka Community Board relaunches “pop in” session

Popular sessions provide opportunities for locals to chat with WCB members

The Wānaka Community Board (WCB) is set to relaunch a monthly community drop in session from Wednesday 1 July.

Chair of Wānaka Community Board Barry Bruce said members welcome the opportunity to chat to locals.

“We look forward to meeting with as many members of the Upper Clutha community as possible, whether you’ve been here all your life or are relatively new to the district, and helping with questions or feedback on local issues, good or not so good. Whether you want to discuss any of the topics raised at a recent Council meeting or have something completely different on your mind, you can expect a warm welcome along with a cuppa and biscuit!”, Mr Bruce said.

The “pop in’s” aim to give local residents a regular opportunity to connect with the Board and share issues and initiatives in the community. On the flipside, it enables WCB members to shed light on current Queenstown Lakes District Council projects and initiatives and any other processes, services and decisions of the Community Board and the Council.

The sessions will be held at the Wānaka Recreation Centre from 12.00pm-1.00pm coinciding with the Wānaka Food & Produce Market day. Going forward, the WCB community “pop in’s” will take place on the first Wednesday of every month except January.

Mr Bruce is also contributing to “The WCB Word,” a monthly column in The Wānaka Sun, where he will share topics of interest on the WCB agenda with the local community.

“Communicating updates on projects and issues involving our communities is an important part of advocating on behalf of Wānaka and the wider Upper Clutha area,” Mr Bruce said.


Media contact: communications@qldc.govt.nz or call 03 441 1802.

Future locations and timings of WCB community “pop in” sessions may change so check www.qldc.govt.nz/your-council/meetings-committees or the QLDC Facebook page for details.

Information about the members of the Wānaka Community Board can be found on the QLDC website: www.qldc.govt.nz/your-council/elected-members#wanakacommunityboard

The role and responsibilities of the Wānaka Community Board can be found in the QLDC Delegations Register (page 6): https://www.qldc.govt.nz/media/15nlkxiu/delegations-register-march-2020.pdf