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. Jack’s Point is a privately operated water supply and is not affected. Read more here.

Mayor Glyn Lewers declared a state of emergency for Queenstown at 6.33am this morning. Emergency services have been responding to a severe weather event in Queenstown, which has caused flooding and debris flows affecting the town centre. Full information here.

Decisions of Council

The Decisions of Council phase of the District Plan review is when we make a decision on the proposed plan, plan change or variation based on the recommendations provided by the hearing panel and from the submissions provided by the community.

On this page you will find the reports from the Independent Hearing Panel as well as information relating to the chapters which have been ratified by Full Council following the hearings phase.

Decision on QLDC PDP: Stage 1 - Arthurs Point


Council made a decision on the Re-Hearing of two Submissions on Stage 1: Proposed District Plan - Gertrude’s Saddlery Limited (#494) and Larchmont Developments Limited (#527) at Arthurs Point at its meeting on 29 June 2023.

The effect of the decision is to adopt the recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel that the notified position of the zone configuration of Lower Density Suburban Residential (LDSR) zone and Rural zone, the Arthurs Point Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and the delineation of an Outstanding Natural Landscape (ONL) (both following the LDSR zone/ Rural zone edge) be retained from the Stage 1 notified maps.


Appeals and applications to become a party to the proceedings on appeals on the Stage 1 - Arthurs Point decision have closed.

Further information on the appeal process is available on the Environment Court Website

We request that all correspondence relating to appeals be directed to the Environment Court and to dpappeals@qldc.govt.nz 

You can view appeals received here

Want to talk about it?

If you have any queries on any of the information provided or need help finding a particular document, please contact one of our dedicated duty policy planners on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka) or email us at pdpenquiries@qldc.govt.nz

Public notices

Independent Hearing Panel reports

Decisions of Council chapters

The following chapters show the decisions ratified by Full Council after the submission and hearings process. They show the provisions at a set point in time (please note the date on the chapter).

To view the most up to date version of the Proposed District Plan, please view the chapters here.


Decisions of Council maps

Designation information of Requiring Authorities