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.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sister Cities

Ngā tāone tuākana-teina

Sister City relationships foster the growth of a mutual understanding and long-term friendship between countries and regions, as well as the communities within them. This bond allows for a continuous exchange of ideas and culture, and even facilitates development within the areas of trade and tourism.

Sister Cities aims to foster cross-border communications – a mutual exchange of ideas, people, and materials in a range of cultural, educational, youth, sports, municipal, professional, and technical projects. The establishment of sister city friendships stimulates interaction between people of different cultures and countries on a people-to-people basis.

QLDC enjoys sister city relationships with two other cities:

  • Aspen, Colorado, USA
  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


Queenstown has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ulsan City, in South Korea to work together on tourism and promotion.

If you would like to know more about our sister city relationships or may be interested in connecting with Queenstown Lakes District as a sister city, please get in touch:

governance@qldc.govt.nz

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