Queenstown Lakes District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Rat Point fire investigators asking for public assistance

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:49 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Otago Regional Fire Authority (ORFA), aided by the Police, have begun the investigation into the cause of yesterday’s blaze at Rat Point that cut power and road access to Glenorchy. More >>

Glenorchy Road Rat Point Fire – final update

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 11:46 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point has been largely contained, with power and road access restored to Glenorchy More >>

Glenorchy Road Rat Point Fire - update #11

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 9:49 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point has been largely contained and power has been restored to Glenorchy. More >>

Fire contained, crew patrolling overnight

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 8:46 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point, which has cut power to Glenorchy and affected access to the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road has been contained after a co-ordinated and sustained aerial and ground attack by fire crews today. More >>

Glenorchy Rd/Rat Point fire - Update #9 Road reopened

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 5:22 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Glenorchy Road has been reopened to traffic  - road users are asked to proceed with care and allow extra time for their journeys. More >>

Glenorchy Road/Rat Point fire update #7

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 3:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

· The fire at Rat Point that has closed the Glenorchy Road and cut power to Glenorchy looks to be largely under control, with firefighting work continuing for the remainder of the day. More >>

 

 

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