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.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Demand district-wide consultation on all Queenstown CBD projects - from the proposed new council building to the arterials and Manawa.

    Push for greater involvement of the community and elected members from the very earliest stages of the 2024-34 Ten Year Plan development.

    Support making council workshops 'public' where possible and push for detailed recording of those discussions.

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

  • Listen to the concerns of our communities with an open mind in order to provide considered input into council decisions.

    Ensure QLDC is the optimum size in order to excel in the proactive provision of core services.

    Achieve the best possible outcomes for our communities under the local government, Three Waters and resource management reforms.

  • Use social anthropology research methods and technology to gauge public opinions and views – to best inform developments and actually represent.

    Present information and ideas back to the public; to ensure that meaningful two way engagement is taking place.

    Involve locals in consultation, development, and recommendations for development. Especially retired specialists with loyalty to the South.

  • Develop Inclusion & Diversity Strategy for QLDC- we don't have one! Identify current barriers for true community representation.

    Provide communication in infographics and one page summary to all businesses and wider database, no longer rely on the council website.

    Co-design outcomes with community. Stop writing fully baked solutions then inviting feedback at late stage!

  • Demand district-wide consultation on all Queenstown CBD projects - from the proposed new council building to the arterials and Manawa.

    Push for greater involvement of the community and elected members from the very earliest stages of the 2024-34 Ten Year Plan development.

    Support making council workshops 'public' where possible and push for detailed recording of those discussions.

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

  • Listen to the concerns of our communities with an open mind in order to provide considered input into council decisions.

    Ensure QLDC is the optimum size in order to excel in the proactive provision of core services.

    Achieve the best possible outcomes for our communities under the local government, Three Waters and resource management reforms.

  • Use social anthropology research methods and technology to gauge public opinions and views – to best inform developments and actually represent.

    Present information and ideas back to the public; to ensure that meaningful two way engagement is taking place.

    Involve locals in consultation, development, and recommendations for development. Especially retired specialists with loyalty to the South.

  • Develop Inclusion & Diversity Strategy for QLDC- we don't have one! Identify current barriers for true community representation.

    Provide communication in infographics and one page summary to all businesses and wider database, no longer rely on the council website.

    Co-design outcomes with community. Stop writing fully baked solutions then inviting feedback at late stage!