Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Wānaka-Upper Clutha 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 Wānaka-Upper Clutha 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.

  • Water quality and preservation: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Biodiversity and pest control: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Waste minimisation and management: support local initiatives like Wānaka Wastebusters, which is the coolest dump in the world.

    Water quality and preservation: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Biodiversity and pest control: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Waste minimisation and management: support local initiatives like Wānaka Wastebusters, which is the coolest dump in the world.

  • Calculate carbon impact of tourism and build Carbon Farm to offset emissions and create the roadmap for regenerative tourism.

    Plan for better natural features in parks, urban and public space to absorb stormwater before reaching waterways, improving quality.

    Introduce food waste collection to existing bin system to provide scaled local compost and enrich community food forests.

  • Reduce the amount of untreated stormwater going into lakes.

    Support the monitoring of the health of our lakes and waterways.

    Support waste minimisation initiatives promoted by organisations such as Wānaka Wastebusters.

  • Support the QLDC District Plan protection of rural and outstanding natural landscapes and encourage higher urban density development.

    Support the implementation of the QLDC Climate and Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025.

    Support Wai Wānaka water action plan.

  • Water quality and preservation: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Biodiversity and pest control: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Waste minimisation and management: support local initiatives like Wānaka Wastebusters, which is the coolest dump in the world.

    Water quality and preservation: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Biodiversity and pest control: Using council resources, I could investigate this issue more deeply.

    Waste minimisation and management: support local initiatives like Wānaka Wastebusters, which is the coolest dump in the world.

  • Calculate carbon impact of tourism and build Carbon Farm to offset emissions and create the roadmap for regenerative tourism.

    Plan for better natural features in parks, urban and public space to absorb stormwater before reaching waterways, improving quality.

    Introduce food waste collection to existing bin system to provide scaled local compost and enrich community food forests.

  • Reduce the amount of untreated stormwater going into lakes.

    Support the monitoring of the health of our lakes and waterways.

    Support waste minimisation initiatives promoted by organisations such as Wānaka Wastebusters.

  • Support the QLDC District Plan protection of rural and outstanding natural landscapes and encourage higher urban density development.

    Support the implementation of the QLDC Climate and Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025.

    Support Wai Wānaka water action plan.