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.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

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

  • Hold consultation on the proposed Council Administrative Building, should it be in Frankton or Queenstown?

    Provide appropriate sporting facilities in Wanaka to meet the needs of community

    Invest in arts and cultural activities, especially where public/private partnerships can work – providing community led pathways.

  • Prioritise investment in low-key, multi-use community buildings – every community should have a welcoming place to come together.

    Support retaining our Memorial Hall – climate change and Queenstown-Lakes District Council's funding issues mean we have to treasure and optimise existing facilities.

    Ensure sufficient funding is available to support a diverse range of events (big and small) that celebrate unique communities and cultures.

  • Ensure adequate maintenance of existing recreation facilities.

    Allow expansion of existing facilities and development of new facilities to cater for population growth.

    Ensure adequate capacity and programme in rehabilitation of sports grounds to maximise the use of these throughout the year.

  • Create well presented, clear, easy to follow resources and processes for starting up new enterprises, attractions and services.

    Build our local public image, and facilities that reflect our desired image – encouraging fun, exciting, and dynamic vibes.

    Promote the South as a unified natural outdoor and indoor adventure playground.

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

  • Hold consultation on the proposed Council Administrative Building, should it be in Frankton or Queenstown?

    Provide appropriate sporting facilities in Wanaka to meet the needs of community

    Invest in arts and cultural activities, especially where public/private partnerships can work – providing community led pathways.

  • Prioritise investment in low-key, multi-use community buildings – every community should have a welcoming place to come together.

    Support retaining our Memorial Hall – climate change and Queenstown-Lakes District Council's funding issues mean we have to treasure and optimise existing facilities.

    Ensure sufficient funding is available to support a diverse range of events (big and small) that celebrate unique communities and cultures.

  • Ensure adequate maintenance of existing recreation facilities.

    Allow expansion of existing facilities and development of new facilities to cater for population growth.

    Ensure adequate capacity and programme in rehabilitation of sports grounds to maximise the use of these throughout the year.

  • Create well presented, clear, easy to follow resources and processes for starting up new enterprises, attractions and services.

    Build our local public image, and facilities that reflect our desired image – encouraging fun, exciting, and dynamic vibes.

    Promote the South as a unified natural outdoor and indoor adventure playground.