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.



Find out everything else you need to know regarding cemeteries and memorials in the Lakes District. 

Draft Cemeteries Bylaw 2023 | Kā Ture Urupā

Are you interested in how we care for the ten cemeteries in operation across our district?

We are currently reviewing The Cemeteries Bylaw 2017. This sets a framework for having a welcoming and accessible space for remembering your loved ones.

Council is proposing to amend the current bylaw which we'd like the community to consider and share their thoughts.

To provide feedback on the draft Cemeteries Bylaw 2023 | Kā Ture Urupā go to letstalk.qldc.govt.nz before 5.00pm on Monday 11 September.

Copies of the Statement of Proposal, Cemeteries Bylaw 2017, draft Cemeteries Bylaw 2023 | Kā Ture Urupā can be viewed online at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz and as hardcopies at Council offices and Libraries district-wide.

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Alternatively you can call 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka)