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. Read more here.

From Monday 18 September there will be no parking available directly outside the Gorge Road Council office due to construction activity associated with the Town Centre Arterial Road. Our Gorge Road Council office will be open as usual. But if you’d prefer, you can make use of our online services via our website or give us a call on 03 441 0499.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Community Associations and Groups

Kā rōpū o te Hapori

There are many community associations across our district who actively represent and advocate for the needs and interests of their local community. We're also lucky to have a wide range of community groups and services on offer to support how we live, work and play. 

Community associations

Community groups

Community Connect is a directory of community groups and services in our district. Click below to search the database.

Newcomers guide

It can be a challenge moving to a new place, but it can be a great adventure too. If you're new to the district, we'd love to help you settle in. Take a look at our Newcomers Guide to the District below - it's full of good old local knowledge and tips for getting set up.

Another great resource is the New Zealand Now website which provides insights into living & working in New Zealand: www.newzealandnow.govt.nz


GIVE TIME is an initiative developed by Year 10 students from Wakatipu High School which allows students to reach out to organisations that need volunteers.

To register your interest for volunteers or to learn more, click here.

Or, check out this four minute video where the team behind GIVE TIME explains their work: https://vimeo.com/426123035