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Our Vision & Mission

Tō Tātou Matawhānui

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has the important job of making decisions alongside and on behalf of the people living in the district. These decisions are underpinned by the long term vision of the community and our own organisational values and culture.   

Vision Beyond 2050

In August 2018, Mayor Boult convened a small and diverse group to reflect the many voices  and key concepts in the district, including tākata whenua, the rich heritage of the area, today's diverse communities, and the business and tourism perspectives.

The conversation grew and the next step involved a workshop with a broader group of around 50 people. The workshop was an opportunity to hear perspectives from a range of community members such as those with disabilities, young families and professionals, the elderly, iwi, farming, community support and development services, ethnic minorities, as well as  representation from Central Government.

Further community engagement delivered the resulting community vision - titled 'A Unique Place. An Inspiring Future | He Wāhi Tūhāhā. He Āmua Whakaohooho'.

In March 2019, the Council unanimously agreed to commit to the vision as a guiding document to inform future decision making and planning. 

Vision Statements

We aspire to be a community that holds true to the values that collectively define what is unique about Queenstown Lakes District – our home. These vision statements underpin everything we do.


The vision in more detail

Below you will find a link to the full Vision Beyond 2050 document and a video. This includes more detail on the community outcomes associated with each vision statement. 

Our Organisational Mission

Can Do Council | Mahi Kaha

Our Organisational Values and Culture

We’re proud to have highly skilled people working hard at QLDC to deliver high quality services to everyone who lives in and visits our district.

As an organisation, we strive to be:

  • Helpful | Manaaki

  • Responsive | Rata

  • Respectful | Whakaute

At QLDC, our customers are important and so are our staff. Please be kind and treat our staff with respect. Personal attacks, swearing, hate speech, and abusive, offensive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.