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.

ARLA Annual Report

Ripoata a-tau a te Mana Whakahaere Raihana Waipiro

Every NZ Council is required by s.199 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to provide an annual report on the proceedings and operations of its District Licensing Committee (DLC) to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA).


ARLA is the overarching national body set up under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to ensure that the law for alcohol licensing is fairly and consistently applied. It is an independent tribunal which sits within the Ministry of Justice. For more information on ARLA and its role see the Ministry of Justice website.

Report Links

Please find below links to the most recent reports compiled in relation to the Queenstown Lakes DLC. The format of the report is set by ARLA.