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.

Economic Development

Whakawhanaketaka Ohaoha

The Economic Development Unit (EDU) 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.

The EDU’s role is to look to the future and facilitate the shaping of a business environment that is diverse, resilient and sustainable.

Key Areas of Focus Economic Profile Contact us

Key Areas of Focus

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 Whakatipu 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.

Contact us

While this website outlines just some of the EDU work priorities, there are many other projects that we either lead, input or partner with others on. We work closely with the Chambers of Commerce, Regional Business Partners, Regional Tourism Organisations, central government and other partners to deliver positive economic outcomes locally. If you would like any further information, have a question or even a great idea then please get in touch.

Peter Harris: Economic Development Manager

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