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QLDC announces funding for major events

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 3:01 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Support worth $332,732 has been allocated to 14 major events planned for the Queenstown Lakes District in the next 12 months. More >>

QLDC recruiting more building control staff

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:44 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is recruiting more staff for its building control unit to deal with the high volume of consent applications, as most are still taking longer than the statutory 20 working days to process. More >>

Statement on behalf of all Otago Councils

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:21 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

For the first time, Otago residents and ratepayers can compare aspects of their local council’s performance against other local authorities in the region, knowing that the assessment is based on accurate and comparable information. All six Councils ... More >>

Tackling Poverty initiatives in Queenstown Lakes District

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:55 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Identifying the main causes and consequences of poverty in the Queenstown Lakes District is the first step towards finding solutions, Mayor Vanessa van Uden says. In March, a workshop brought together community representatives to begin a collective conversation ... More >>

Public feedback sought on Waterfall Park SHA proposal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:32 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has begun informal consultation on an Expression of Interest to develop a Special Housing Area near Arrowtown, along the Arrowtown Lake Hayes Road – Waterfall Park Special Housing Area. More >>

Couple owe their lives to Dart River Rescuers

Monday, 20 June 2016, 9:38 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Two people who were plucked from Lake Wakatipu on Friday night after an ill-equipped attempt to go camping on an island, are lucky to be alive, Queenstown Harbourmaster Marty Black says. Staff from Dart River Jet rescued the pair after an hour-long search, ... More >>

Scurr Heights Land Sale Successfully Concluded

Monday, 30 May 2016, 9:36 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Scurr Heights Land Sale Successfully Concluded The successful sale of the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s 10.69 ha Scurr Heights block opens the way for a new residential subdivision in Wanaka, with the proceeds of the sale benefitting ratepayers. The ... More >>

Ben Lomond Trees

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 3:21 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A band of conifer trees on either side of the Skyline Gondola above downtown Queenstown will be removed later this year, to avoid creating a health and safety threat to the aerial cableway. More >>

Council retains IANZ Accreditation

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:32 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will continue to hold accreditation as a Building Control Authority for the time being, after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) accepted its corrective action plan arising from this year’s audit. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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