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Housing in the Queenstown Lakes

The housing challenge

We all choose to live and stay in the Queenstown Lakes District for many reasons.  The unique environment, outdoor lifestyle, beauty and vibrancy of our places and diverse cultures make it easy to see why so many people want to make this special place their home. Unfortunately many struggle to find a suitable home.

Housing is one of the biggest challenges our community faces. The root causes of housing unaffordability in the district are complex and centre on centre on supply, choice, availability, and quality.

Housing is at the heart of creating secure, connected and caring communities, creating jobs and a diverse economy. It is also fundamental to sustainable and responsive urban planning and development.

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