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.

Ten Year Plan (LTP)

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What's your stake in Queenstown Lakes?

What's your stake in Queenstown Lakes?

Pre-engagement feedback is being sought so we can begin planning for our next Long Term Plan (2024-2034). We are aspirational and optimistic about all that we can do, but we must balance this with pragmatism about how we provide Council services and facilities, how they are funded, and consider the big picture of things we must do for compliance or legislative reasons.

It’s important you have your say about what you believe this next plan should include, to help inform how we invest to deliver the services and facilities that our district values and needs most.

We would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts on three short questions on Let's Talk to help guide our thinking at this early stage.

Find out more.

What is a Ten Year Plan?

Every three years the Council must adopt a Ten Year Plan and in the years between Council adopts Annual Plans. This is the blueprint for investment in the district's infrastructure and services over the next ten years.

The plan affects every single person in our district and is prepared in consultation with our residents and ratepayers, outlining a proposed work plan and how we propose to fund it. Consultation is undertaken in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 and wider engagement on key topics aim to ensure everyone gets to know what's being considered, what the options are, and how they can have their say. 

Ten Year Plans

Community Grants

Applications for longer term funding (up to three years) can be made through the draft Ten Year Plan submission process.  The next Ten Year Plan consultation takes place in 2024.

The majority of community grants funding is committed in the Ten Year Plan, with a small community grants fund available as part of the Annual Plan process. This is for one-off community projects or operational costs for the financial year. The next Annual Plan 2022-2023 consultation starts on 21 March 2022 and is open for submissions until 5.00pm Monday 25 April. There will be another annual community funding round held in 2023.

Grant recipients approved as part of the Ten Year Plan 2021-2031 consultation can be found here: https://www.qldc.govt.nz/community/community-funding