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.

Background information

On this page you will find background information relevant to the Proposed District Plan. This includes the factsheets and snapshots which are released when each new proposal is notified, as well as glossaries, videos, related studies, and commissioner information.

Factsheets and snapshots

The following factsheets and snapshots were created at the notification stage to provide information about the proposed changes to provisions and chapters. They do not reflect decisions that have since been made by Council.

My Place Pre-Consultation Summaries

The My Place public pre-consultations were held in 2019 for residents to share ideas about housing, climate change, long-term growth and land use. Below are the summaries from the pre-consultation workshops:



Studies and models

QLDC studies

Related studies and materials

We've pulled together a range of related articles if you're keen to get into more detail. They highlight that many other areas have faced similar issues and used similar approaches.

Related monitoring reports

Commissioner profiles

Council has appointed panels of Commissioners to hear, consider and decide on all the submissions. The commissioners appointed to hear submissions on Stage 3 in 2020 are as follows:

  • Trevor Robinson

  • Sarah Dawson

  • Greg Hill

  • Ian Munro

Each panel will be chaired by Trevor Robinson and comprise at least one independent commissioner and one commissioner who is an elected member of the Queenstown Lakes District Council (elected member commissioners are yet to be appointed).

Click below to view their profiles.