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Economic Development

Whakawhanaketaka Ohaoha

The Economic Development team works to diversify our economy and encourage higher value jobs. The aim of this is to provide our residents with access to better incomes and more work choices outside of the changeable tourism and construction industries.

Economic Profile Contact us Film Office COVID-19 Business Support

Queenstown Lakes District Economic Profile

The below information provided by economic analyst firm Infometrics gives an in-depth description of the Queenstown Lakes District’s economic structure and performance.

It offers the ability to drill down into both the Wakatipu Basin and Wanaka and Surrounds, offering detailed information for both areas.

You can also compare our district’s data against other regions throughout New Zealand to get an idea of how we’re doing in relation to the rest of the country.

https://ecoprofile.infometrics.co.nz/queenstown-lakes+district

https://ecoprofile.infometrics.co.nz/Queenstown-Lakes%20District/QuarterlyEconomicMonitor


Contact us

Peter Harris: Economic Development Manager

Sharon Fifield: Economic Development Advisor


QLDC Film Office

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has an in-Council film office within its Economic Development department that acts as a point of coordination for screen activity in the region. Click here to learn more.


COVID-19 Business Support and Advice

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on local businesses around Queenstown-Lakes. We've compiled a variety of resources and contacts that can assist you in these times of uncertainty. Head over to the webpage listed below for more information. 

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