Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Queenstown-Whakatipu Ward

The Queenstown-Lakes District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 11 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Queenstown-Whakatipu ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Queenstown-Lakes District Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

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  • Commit to greater transparency, openness and honesty from Queenstown-Lakes District Council. I am a journalist and concerned about the state of local democracy.

  • Commit to the QLDC Climate and Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025, published in 2022.

    Use the six outcomes of the Climate and Biodiversity Plan as a basis to inform council decisions.

    Measure the results of QLDC actions against the Climate and Biodiversity Plan; seek to adjust either the actions or the plan as necessary.

  • Empower Southlanders to develop innovative, sustainable work and lifestyle practices.

    Increase each individual's capacity to prepare for emergencies, including the storage of water, access to food and essential facilities.

    Build networks for accessing local resources; so products and services offered within own region will be accessible to people in the South.

  • Committing to real action now around environmental protection, biodiversity collapse, and carbon reduction across all council workstreams.

    Raising capability of climate adaptation through business/ workplace workshops. Adapt business to new economic and environmental reality.

    Focus on reduction of emissions not offsets of emissions. Ask the right questions of how to improve our staff capability across sectors.

  • Develop a business case for a comprehensive review of the District Plan with a view to implementing a Climate Change Plan Change.

    Ensure that the next draft Ten Year Plan (and options) are fully costed and within budget in terms of their carbon impact.

    Advocate for funding, policies and rules to encourage and enable improved food security at community, district and regional scales.

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  • Commit to greater transparency, openness and honesty from Queenstown-Lakes District Council. I am a journalist and concerned about the state of local democracy.

  • Commit to the QLDC Climate and Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025, published in 2022.

    Use the six outcomes of the Climate and Biodiversity Plan as a basis to inform council decisions.

    Measure the results of QLDC actions against the Climate and Biodiversity Plan; seek to adjust either the actions or the plan as necessary.

  • Empower Southlanders to develop innovative, sustainable work and lifestyle practices.

    Increase each individual's capacity to prepare for emergencies, including the storage of water, access to food and essential facilities.

    Build networks for accessing local resources; so products and services offered within own region will be accessible to people in the South.

  • Committing to real action now around environmental protection, biodiversity collapse, and carbon reduction across all council workstreams.

    Raising capability of climate adaptation through business/ workplace workshops. Adapt business to new economic and environmental reality.

    Focus on reduction of emissions not offsets of emissions. Ask the right questions of how to improve our staff capability across sectors.

  • Develop a business case for a comprehensive review of the District Plan with a view to implementing a Climate Change Plan Change.

    Ensure that the next draft Ten Year Plan (and options) are fully costed and within budget in terms of their carbon impact.

    Advocate for funding, policies and rules to encourage and enable improved food security at community, district and regional scales.

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