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.

Notification and Submissions

The notification phase of the District Plan review is when we formally propose changes to parts of the district plan and encourage the community to make a submission. Following this, we summarise all submissions received and invite further submissions to be made.

Detailed below are the relevant documents for these two interrelated phases. If you would like to view public submissions made on any of the proposed changes, please click on the quick link to the Submissions section below.

Withdrawals under Clause 8D

Public notices

Notified chapters

Notified variations

Notified maps

Section 32 reports



  • All persons interested in the Business Mixed Use Design Guide please be aware of the following:

    Between 19 September 2019 and 21 October 2019 an incorrect version of the Business Mixed Use Design Guide, was notified and accessible on the website. This error was identified at 10:00AM on 16 October 2019, and corrected by 12:00PM on 21 October 2019.

    This incorrect version contained an error in Section 08 WASTE AND SERVICE AREAS of Paragraph 4 (p.22) in omitting the italicised text below: 

    “Ensure that regular rubbish collection is facilitated to reduce the risk of odor and bins clogging the footpath on collection day. Waste and service areas should not be prominent in form but need to be accessed easily, encourage waste minimisation and should provide sufficient area for waste and recyclable materials to be collected separately. These measures will assist with implementing the QLDC Waste Minimisation Plan 2018. Encourage combined service areas for multiple uses on a site.”

    The correct version is now on the website and the incorrect version has been removed. The correct version was approved by Council for notification. All Stage 3 submitters have been made aware of this correction.

    All persons interested in the Wāhi Tūpuna provisions please note well the following:

    For several hours on 19 September the Wāhi Tūpuna layer was only visible on the Web Mapping Application when zoomed out and was not visible if you happened to zoom in to a property with the viewer. This problem was identified at 1.30pm and resolved by 4.30pm. Please recheck the Web Mapping Application for Stage 3 if you looked for a Wāhi Tūpuna notation on the viewer on the 19th September 2019.