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: 

National Policy Statement-Urban Development (District Plan Amendments)

The National Policy Statement for Urban Development (NPS-UD) 2020 sets out the objectives and policies for planning for well-functioning urban environments under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Changes and amendments to the Queenstown Lakes District Plan directed by the NPS-UD are described below.

Amendments to Accessible Parking Provisions Removal of Minimum Parking Requirements

Amendments to Accessible Parking Provisions

Variation to QLDC Proposed District Plan Chapter 29 Transport & Plan Change to QLDC Operative District Plan Section 14 Transport

The changes amended the way accessible parking standards are expressed in the Operative District Plan and Proposed District Plan. The purpose of the changes is to ensure that the removal of the minimum on-site parking standards required by the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 does not inadvertently alter the current requirements for on-site accessible parking.

Information on the decision to the variation can be found on the Decisions page here

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If you have any queries on any of the information provided or need help finding a particular document, please contact one of our dedicated duty policy planners on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka) or email us at

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