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.

Solid Waste Assessment

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Queenstown Lakes District Council commissions a waste assessment for the district every three years.

This assessment includes:

  • A six-day sort-and-weigh compositional audit of kerbside rubbish and recycling in the district.

  • Two four-day visual composition surveys of solid waste disposed of at Council’s Frankton and Wanaka refuse transfer stations (RTS) and Victoria Flats Landfill.

These audits and surveys are based on the methodologies recommended by the Ministry for the Environment’s Solid Waste Analysis Protocol 2002 (SWAP) and are undertaken to:

  • Assess the amount and composition of waste produced in the district. 

  • Monitor changes in the waste stream over time.

  • Assess the effectiveness of existing waste initiatives and identify new waste minimisation initiatives.

  • Inform the development of our waste Minimisation and Management Plan.

The most recent Solid waste assessment was finalised in October 2020 and the results are provided in the below document (Analysis of the Composition of Solid Waste in Queenstown Lakes District, October 2020).