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QLDC takes stance against bullying

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:36 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has today joined with Councillors and QLDC staff to show support for Pink Shirt Day - New Zealand’s annual campaign to stop bullying in schools, workplaces and communities. Mayor Boult sees Pink Shirt Day ... More >>

Changes to Tucker Beach Road Intersection

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:24 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council Mayor Jim Boult is delighted NZTA has responded to his repeated concerns around a busy State Highway Intersection. Significant safety improvements are on the way for drivers and residents who use Queenstown’s Tucker ... More >>

Transport changes coming to Frankton

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Big changes are coming to Frankton that will see major improvements to traffic and congestion issues, with a number of projects set to launch in the next month. More >>

Emergency chlorination in Arrowtown and Hawea

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Residents of Hawea and Arrowtown are being advised that their water will be chlorinated as of today. Routine and unrelated testing showed elevated coliform counts this morning in both supplies and emergency chlorination is being put in place. Coliform bacteria ... More >>

Mayor launches "Pride in your Premises" initiative

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:21 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has launched an initiative to encourage businesses and commercial property owners to smarten up the presentation of their buildings. He said the concept came about after he reflected on what he had seen ... More >>

Wanaka Ward By-election Nominations

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 5:27 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Nominations open tomorrow (Thursday 4 May) for candidates to fill the vacancy in the Wanaka Ward left as a result of the recent resignation of Councillor Ella Lawton. More >>

Resignation of Councillor Ella Lawton

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council Chief Executive Mike Theelen has today accepted the resignation of Wanaka Ward Councillor Ella Lawton. Dr Lawton has resigned from her position effective immediately, having indicated her intention to stand for the ... More >>

Boaties urged to help prevent spread of problematic weed

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 2:18 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Sections of the Upper Kawarau River have been cordoned off with buoys to restrict the invasive oxygen weed (lagarosiphon) from spreading and all river users are being urged to help prevent the weed from emerging in Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. More >>

QLDC media advisory - housing taskforce

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 1:57 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A Housing Taskforce formed by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult will meet for the first time on Monday. Its brief is to investigate new ways of addressing housing availability and affordability in the district – particularly the Wakatipu ... More >>

Detailed engineering assessments for Luggate Hall

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 5:27 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Detailed engineering assessments will be carried out on the Luggate Memorial Hall after an initial seismic assessment estimated that the building’s Design Basis Earthquake Rating was approximately 20% of the requirement for a public hall of its ... More >>

Major Transport Projects Underway in Frankton

Monday, 3 April 2017, 2:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The first sods have been turned on an airport park and ride facility, which marks another milestone in the continuing drive to improve transport and congestion issues in the Wakatipu. Construction of the park and ride facility, located behind Mitre ... More >>

Major Upgrade to Wastewater Plant Opened, Under Budget

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:53 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown’s new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, Project Shotover was opened today by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult. More >>

Council retains accreditation as Building Consent Authority

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:20 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has retained full accreditation as a Building Consent Authority after a year of continuous improvement. More >>

Queenstown Council launches revamped carpooling system

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:11 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is inviting commuters to sign up to its new carpooling scheme, offering free carparks in central Queenstown for vehicles with at least three ride-sharing members aboard. More >>

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Welcomes UFB Announcement

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:10 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult said the expansion of UFB coverage to Wanaka and the Wakatipu Basin outside Queenstown would be welcomed by residents and businesses alike. “I am delighted to see that several of our communities will benefit ... More >>

Alpine Fault Workshop in Dunedin

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:12 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Representatives of fifty organisations from throughout Otago met in Dunedin today to participate in planning for the first week of response to a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault. More >>

Council is trialling new state of the art bins

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:06 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is trialling two new state of the art Big Belly bins at Earnslaw Park in central Queenstown. More >>

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:52 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. More >>

Rat Point Fire - investigators seeking vehicle of interest

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Otago Rural Fire Authority (ORFA), aided by the Police, are continuing their investigation into the cause of Tuesday night’s blaze at Rat Point that cut power and road access to Glenorchy. More >>

Mayor Praises Fire Response

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:11 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The swift and effective response to Wednesday’s fire on the Glenorchy Road has been praised by Mayor Jim Boult. The blaze, started by a campfire at Rat Point on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, cut both power and road access to Glenorchy and burned ... More >>

 

 

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