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Arrowtown Hall to close for strengthening

Friday, 6 May 2016, 3:11 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall will close for two months over winter for strengthening and an upgrade that will provide improved facilities and return the building to its full capacity. QLDC had already scheduled essential earthquake strengthening and ... More >>

Chlorination in Hawea

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:46 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A small number of Hawea residents will notice their water is chlorinated for the next few days, while QLDC and Veolia investigate how a possum got into in the town’s reservoir. Routine testing showed elevated e-Coli counts this morning and emergency ... More >>

Council to Consider Raising Fees for Building and Planning

Friday, 22 April 2016, 5:15 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

For the first time since 2009, QLDC is considering increasing many of the fees and charges associated with building and resource consents, engineering approvals and inspections. More >>

Annual Plan addresses major issues

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 4:16 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Addressing traffic congestion and rating changes that should increase the supply of affordable housing are the two major initiatives included in the Annual Plan consultation that Queenstown Lakes District Council will begin tomorrow (Wednesday). Mayor Vanessa ... More >>

Water New Zealand Water Engineers Meeting in Queenstown

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 9:47 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

We tend to take it for granted that when we turn on the tap, clean water will come out. This week, many of the people who ensure that this happens will be converging on Queenstown for the annual meeting of the Water Service Managers Group. Host Ulrich ... More >>

Scurr Heights Land to be Sold

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:25 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

An attractive block of subdivisible land within Wanaka is about to go on the market for residential development. Queenstown Lakes District Council has resolved to release a 10.69ha block at Scurr Heights that is already zoned for residential development, ... More >>

Skippers Bridge Closed

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 2:26 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Skippers Bridge has been closed pending inspection by a structural engineer. QLDC has taken this action this afternoon after concerns were raised by a member of the public. We anticipate the bridge will be inspected in the morning (Thursday) ... More >>

QLDC media advisory - poverty workshop

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 2:00 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A workshop on tackling poverty to be held in Queenstown at the end of the month is a chance to “shine some light” on what poverty means in this district, Mayor Vanessa van Uden says. The one-day workshop on Tuesday 29 March is the first of a ... More >>

Green light for Queenstown's First traffic signals

Friday, 11 March 2016, 3:49 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown’s first set of traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Stanley and Ballarat Streets, with work set to begin next week. The signals are the first of two sets of lights to replace roundabouts in downtown Queenstown and ... More >>

Glenda Drive chemical incident final update

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 3:31 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A thorough inspection of the commercial laundry where a chemical incident occurred this morning has shown no trace of chlorine gas remaining, and the cordons have been lifted. Neighbouring buildings have also been cleared and the occupants are allowed ... More >>

Glenda Drive Chemical Incident Update

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 12:49 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

12.00pm Specialist monitoring equipment to detect chlorine gas is being flown from Dunedin to the scene of a chemical incident at a commercial laundry in Glenda Drive, Frankton. Deputy Chief Fire Officer Andrew Bary from Queenstown said firefighters ... More >>

Glenda Drive Chemical Incident Update

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 11:39 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Monitoring equipment is being sourced and will be brought to the scene of a chemical incident at a commercial laundry in Glenda Drive, Frankton to assist the Fire Service in confirming chlorine gas levels in the building. More >>

Glenda Drive Chemical Incident

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:34 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Emergency services are maintaining a cordon at the scene of a chemical incident at a commercial laundry in Glenda Drive, Frankton and say access is likely to be restricted for several hours until the building has been ventilated. More >>

Roading contract out to tender

Friday, 4 March 2016, 11:03 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

It’s a big job, but somebody’s got to do it. Queenstown Lakes District Council is inviting tenders for maintaining all of its roads and bridges for up to 10 years. The contract has just been released to market, and covers 830km of sealed and unsealed ... More >>

No early implementation for planning rules

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 2:50 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

An application to fast-track implementation of planning rules that would have allowed intensified housing developments in some parts of the Queenstown Lakes District has been turned down by the Environment Court. Last year QLDC applied to the Environment ... More >>

Food Act Comes Into Effect

Monday, 29 February 2016, 5:16 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A new law for all businesses that sell food comes into effect tomorrow (1 March) and Queenstown Lakes District Council is gearing up to help local food premises comply. More >>

Pioneer on High at Snow Farm Stage Finish

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The sun continues to follow the inaugural Pioneer Mountain Bike race and the Kiwi/Aussie combination of Anton Cooper and Dan McConnell continue to dominate, winning Stage Six into Wanaka today to extend their already impressive overall lead to 54:13 with ... More >>

QLDC Media Advisory - Transport Summary Released

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:37 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Reducing congestion in downtown Queenstown and leading a “necessary shift away from reliance on private cars” are cornerstones of QLDC’s town centre transport strategy, adopted last year. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said that high traffic volumes ... More >>

Mowing Trial Underway

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 5:33 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is carrying out a mowing trial at several of its reserves, to seek out ways of reducing the cost of maintaining reserves by altering levels of service. The trial involves adjusting the mowing frequency of six reserves ... More >>

School Bus Education Campaign Returns

Friday, 22 January 2016, 1:13 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

School buses will be back on the roads shortly as term begins, and Queenstown Lakes District Council is once again teaming up with police and bus operators Go Bus, to remind all drivers that they must slow to 20km/hr when passing a stationary school ... More >>

 

 

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