You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Community Research

Rakahau o te Hapori

We're committed to building vibrant and sustainable communities. As part of this, we regularly carry out and commission research to better understand how we can meet the current and future needs of our people.

Quality of Life survey Community Facilities research

Quality of Life survey

To get a picture of life in our district, we hold annual Quality of Life surveys with help from independent research company, Versus Research. This anonymous survey has been in place since 2018.

The answers provided in this survey gives not only QLDC, but social services organisations, with the data and insight to ensure the big issues are being addressed.

Our fifth annual Quality of Life survey kicks off on the 3 October 2022 and run for 5 weeks until the 6 November 2022. To take part please head to letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/qol

This year's survey has been streamlined and focuses on how residents felt about issues such as housing, employment, health, the environment, transport and more.

The survey will take around 15 minutes and is open to anyone who lives in the district and is aged 18 and over. All responses are anonymous and no individuals will be identifiable by any information provided.

Results of the survey, compiled by Versus Research, will be posted in February 2023. 

Community Facilities Research

With the support of regional funders (Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust South and the Otago Community Trust), we recently completed Our Community Spaces - a report on community facilities, groups and services.

The aim of this was to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges that exist for community groups in our district, particularly in relation to facilities. This data has been useful for all community groups, QLDC and other funders to better plan for the future.

Please click on the pdfs below to view the results and case studies.

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Day, QLDC Senior Advisor, Community Liaison and Policy: marie.day@qldc.govt.nz

Key ideas and opportunities

The report highlighted findings about our local groups and services and outlines ideas and opportunities for meeting future community facility needs. The key ideas and opportunities include:

  • plan a more coordinated approach to community facility development

  • take a networked approach to facility management

  • build collaborative partnerships

  • harness innovation and good design principles

  • ensure council-owned facilities meet demand

  • identify land for facility development

  • explore and develop creative funding avenues

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