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.

CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS: Arrowtown is in Alert Level 2 (hand-held hosing to a minimum, no sprinklers or contracting takes at any time) and the rest of the district is in Level 1 (hand-held watering to a minimum, and outside watering only between the hours of 12.00am and 6.00am). Find out more: https://www.qldc.govt.nz/wai-wise 

National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards

Under the Resource Management Act, central government is in charge of preparing national policy statements and national environmental standards.

These set out the overarching national policy direction for Councils to deal with resource management issues.  When drafting policy and making resource consent decisions, QLDC must take these into account and follow the direction.

National Environmental Standards set out prescribed technical standards, methods or other requirements for environmental matters. Every Council must enforce these standards to enable a consistent approach and decision-making process. The National Environmental Standards, along with the District Plan set out whether resource consent is required or not.

The National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards can be found on the Ministry for the Environment website: https://environment.govt.nz/acts-and-regulations/national-direction/

Resource consent may be required for a project from QLDC under the requirements of the National Environmental Standards.

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