A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects properties serviced by the Council-managed water supply to Queenstown CBD, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Queenstown Hill. Read more here.

Building business capability and talent

The EDU works closely with local agencies and employers to develop and advise on initiatives to attract, retain and optimise our local workforce.


Queenstown Lakes labour market snapshot quarterly report

This quarterly report is commissioned by Queenstown Lakes District Council and prepared by independent economist Benje Patterson, People & Places. Supported by Queenstown Business Chamber of Commerce, the report was originally commissioned in 2021 in response to a demand to understand workforce challenges in the district.


Supporting events and the arts

As part of the Economic Development strategy, we support a balanced portfolio of community, sporting and cultural events.  A dedicated events team and contestable fund is available to support and promote growth in events and the arts.

Key projects

Collaboration with other regions

A regional project currently underway involves understanding what labour resources will be needed to support the booming construction industry - not only in the short term but for the future.

Queenstown Lakes Employment Hub

The EDU partnered with the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce in 2022 to support a collective programme of activity to educate and upskill employers around workforce attraction and retention.