You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, 03 October 2022

Take the Quality of Life survey and help plan for a better tomorrow

QLDC is seeking responses from locals for its fifth annual Quality of Life survey.

QOL Web Card

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is seeking responses from locals for its fifth annual Quality of Life survey.

QLDC Strategy and Policy General Manager Michelle Morss says: “The survey gathers information that helps Council and public service providers understand more about the current issues and challenges facing our communities. Together we use these insights to plan for a better tomorrow, and ultimately improve the quality of life of our residents.”

QLDC has worked with partners at Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism to develop questions about the visitor economy, and has also engaged the Southern District Health Board to help shape health and wellbeing questions.

The Quality of Life survey data is used to shape key QLDC strategies, policies and plans including the new Housing Action Plan, economic diversification work, and the district’s Wellbeing Framework.

Ms Morss says Council still wants to hear from people who have completed the survey in previous years, and questions have been streamlined this year so it is faster to complete.

“A lot can change in 12 months so taking part every year provides an up-to-date snapshot of what life is like for people living in the district.”

Past survey results have helped prioritise projects such as the Climate and Biodiversity Plan and devising the Queenstown Lakes Homes Strategy. Results have also guided Council decisions including the QLDC 2021-2031 Ten Year Plan.

Last year’s survey found that overall quality of life was rated as extremely good (26%) or good (50%), while 18% said their quality of life was average and 6% poor and extremely poor. While the impacts of COVID-19 were still being felt across the district in 2021, the results showed respondents were re-adjusting to a new sense of normal.

What will this year’s survey tell us?

How to complete the survey

Completing the anonymous survey is easy and takes 15-20 minutes. Go to and be in to win a $250 prezzy card, along with a $50 spot prize drawn every week the survey is live. The survey is open to anyone living in the district aged 18+ and is open until 5.00pm on Sunday 6 November.


Media contact: or call 03 441 1802.