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.

Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens Development Plan

Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens is a significant public space within Queenstown's town centre, serving the needs of residents and visitors. It is a central, thriving public space and well used by many people for various purposes.

About the Development Plan

Upgrades to Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens will be made through a multi-stage project to enhance connection to Queenstown's town centre and surrounds and to improve circulation within the grounds. Informal passive recreation qualities of Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens will be retained, with improvements made to public safety and wayfinding through upgrades to lighting, signage and pathways.

Culture, heritage and the place values of Lake Whakatipu and surrounding mountains will be weaved into the design.

Stage One

Stage One of the Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens Development Plan opened to the public on Saturday 4 December 2021, and involves a number of upgrades to footpaths and lighting in the area just south of Horne Creek.