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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Balance the need for more housing against proposals for new developments and the intensification of existing neighbourhoods.

    Allow our existing communities to remain as vibrant and welcoming neighbourhoods.

    Ensure adequate long-term rental accommodation remains available to house our residents, workers and families.

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

  • Support mechanisms in the spatial plan to enable master planning to accelerate.

    Enable housing affordability through rating mechanisms and worker accommodation.

    Work with rental agencies to improve living conditions and the ability for renters to have criteria to choose from.

  • Through the Spatial Plan Review, ensure we are enabling growth where it minimises natural hazard risk, minimises emissions, and is affordable.

    Investigate use of the Rating Act to collect revenue for the Housing Trust by 'taxing' activities that increase housing unaffordability.

    Request that staff assess whether a plan change to limit residential VA might be more achievable than Queenstown-Lakes District Council's Inclusionary Housing plan change.

  • Promote and establish non-regulatory services in the form of resources, support systems and advisors that can guide developments in all areas.

    Develop ways to solve our housing and debt crisis using small buildings, which anyone from any walk of life can own and live in.

    Challenge overly complicated legislation and controls, and look for ways to make changes in local government more understandable and accessible.

  • Balance the need for more housing against proposals for new developments and the intensification of existing neighbourhoods.

    Allow our existing communities to remain as vibrant and welcoming neighbourhoods.

    Ensure adequate long-term rental accommodation remains available to house our residents, workers and families.

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

  • Support mechanisms in the spatial plan to enable master planning to accelerate.

    Enable housing affordability through rating mechanisms and worker accommodation.

    Work with rental agencies to improve living conditions and the ability for renters to have criteria to choose from.

  • Through the Spatial Plan Review, ensure we are enabling growth where it minimises natural hazard risk, minimises emissions, and is affordable.

    Investigate use of the Rating Act to collect revenue for the Housing Trust by 'taxing' activities that increase housing unaffordability.

    Request that staff assess whether a plan change to limit residential VA might be more achievable than Queenstown-Lakes District Council's Inclusionary Housing plan change.

  • Promote and establish non-regulatory services in the form of resources, support systems and advisors that can guide developments in all areas.

    Develop ways to solve our housing and debt crisis using small buildings, which anyone from any walk of life can own and live in.

    Challenge overly complicated legislation and controls, and look for ways to make changes in local government more understandable and accessible.