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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Reduce waste at source, through education (globally only 20% of all recycling has been recycled).

    Actively oppose Three Waters model in favour of investigating new model away from four entities approach.

    Research and data collection on upgrade of water connections as much water wasted through old water connections to houses.

  • Use visionary thinking to identify how we want each centre to function, and the services required to build the vision.

    Evaluate the way drinking water is treated, and seek 'alternative consultation' on how to offer the healthiest possible drinking water.

    Work more closely with schools, companies and organisations to deliberately sort rubbish for innovative recycling and localised reuse.

  • Work with central government on the Three Waters reforms to arrive at the best possible outcome for our communities.

    Ensure three waters services are maintained and provided at the best possible level of service whilst remaining under QLDC control.

    Tighten up policies on placement and positioning of wheelie bins to ensure footpaths are kept clear for users.

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

  • Push hard to retain responsibility for planning and delivery of Three Waters assets and services, and for greater funding of local government.

    Prioritise funding for the 'right' (low emissions, low energy) solutions for reducing and managing organic waste across the district.

    Advocate for structured, governance-level collaboration around the future of energy supply in this district.

  • Reduce waste at source, through education (globally only 20% of all recycling has been recycled).

    Actively oppose Three Waters model in favour of investigating new model away from four entities approach.

    Research and data collection on upgrade of water connections as much water wasted through old water connections to houses.

  • Use visionary thinking to identify how we want each centre to function, and the services required to build the vision.

    Evaluate the way drinking water is treated, and seek 'alternative consultation' on how to offer the healthiest possible drinking water.

    Work more closely with schools, companies and organisations to deliberately sort rubbish for innovative recycling and localised reuse.

  • Work with central government on the Three Waters reforms to arrive at the best possible outcome for our communities.

    Ensure three waters services are maintained and provided at the best possible level of service whilst remaining under QLDC control.

    Tighten up policies on placement and positioning of wheelie bins to ensure footpaths are kept clear for users.

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

  • Push hard to retain responsibility for planning and delivery of Three Waters assets and services, and for greater funding of local government.

    Prioritise funding for the 'right' (low emissions, low energy) solutions for reducing and managing organic waste across the district.

    Advocate for structured, governance-level collaboration around the future of energy supply in this district.