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.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • The only policy I am standing on is greater openness, honesty and transparency from Queenstown-Lakes District Council.

  • Building and construction and organic waste are huge issues. We need to incentivise the building sector and organise compost collection.

    Research water issues in the great lakes – we need the data to support the need to protect the water – without it we have no evidence.

    Stop using glyphosate sprays all over the district's reserve land and commons. Glyphosphate massively reduces biodiversity.

  • Advocate for sufficient funding and staff capacity to implement the Queenstown-Lakes District Council Climate and Biodiversity Plan.

    Advocate for funding for low toxicity, low emission, biodiversity-enhancing methods of pest, weed, and grass management.

    Propose a review of all rules, policies and codes that influence the scale, location and quality of stormwater flows and discharges.

  • New waste management strategies to screen products brought into the region. e.g. Only buying bottles of one colour, to enhance re-usability.

    New waste management strategies to reuse waste locally, building relationships in community for micro-manufacturing using waste.

    Work with food growers in the region, empowering them to diversify their food product range and distribute portions locally.

  • Ensure existing QLDC policies relating to the environment are up to date and being applied consistently.

    Look at areas where environmental policies and the Climate and Biodiversity Plan can compliment each other for greater effect.

    Allow QLDC to be proactive in managing control of pest species in conjunction with Otago Regional Council.

  • The only policy I am standing on is greater openness, honesty and transparency from Queenstown-Lakes District Council.

  • Building and construction and organic waste are huge issues. We need to incentivise the building sector and organise compost collection.

    Research water issues in the great lakes – we need the data to support the need to protect the water – without it we have no evidence.

    Stop using glyphosate sprays all over the district's reserve land and commons. Glyphosphate massively reduces biodiversity.

  • Advocate for sufficient funding and staff capacity to implement the Queenstown-Lakes District Council Climate and Biodiversity Plan.

    Advocate for funding for low toxicity, low emission, biodiversity-enhancing methods of pest, weed, and grass management.

    Propose a review of all rules, policies and codes that influence the scale, location and quality of stormwater flows and discharges.

  • New waste management strategies to screen products brought into the region. e.g. Only buying bottles of one colour, to enhance re-usability.

    New waste management strategies to reuse waste locally, building relationships in community for micro-manufacturing using waste.

    Work with food growers in the region, empowering them to diversify their food product range and distribute portions locally.

  • Ensure existing QLDC policies relating to the environment are up to date and being applied consistently.

    Look at areas where environmental policies and the Climate and Biodiversity Plan can compliment each other for greater effect.

    Allow QLDC to be proactive in managing control of pest species in conjunction with Otago Regional Council.