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 all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Way To Go

The journeys that you make every day in and around the Queenstown Lakes District should be safe, easy, support your business and help you get the most out of life.

Have your say on public transport in the Whakatipu

This September, Way To Go (a partnership of Otago Regional Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency) is looking for feedback on the Queenstown Public Transport Business Case and a range of preferred options for buses, ferries, and on-demand options.

Take a moment this month to help shape the future of public transport around the Whakatipu. Find out more and give your feedback between Monday 18 September and Monday 2 October 2023 at orc.govt.nz/qtptbc

Drop-in for a chat

Come along to one of our community pop-ups and chat about the future of public transport:

Thursday 21 September
10.00am – 2.30pm | Frankton Bus Hub
4.00pm – 6.00pm | Stanley Street Bus Hub Kiosk

Saturday, 23 September
10.00am – 2.00pm | Arrowtown Community Centre

Saturday, 30 September
9.00am – 2.00pm | Queenstown Market, Steamer Wharf

The partnership - smarter journeys, together

The Queenstown Lakes District Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council are committed to working together in partnership to provide you with an enduring, safe and affordable transport system, which also provides you with transport choice.

Our partnership is known as Way to Go and recognises all three agencies have an important role to play in driving change.

There's a lot to think about and this page brings our work together in one place so you can participate in the process and monitor how we are integrating and managing our transport investigations.

Community Engagement

Your input will help to plan safe, accessible and connected transport solutions for everyone.  We'll keep you in the loop and ask for your views regularly as our investigations progress.   

Check out letstalk.qldc.govt.nz to see the current projects open for feedback.  

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Way to Go group or the investigations underway, please email us at  letstalk@qldc.govt.nz