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.

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.

  • Provide more community vans for local sports teams to assist with transport to games/trainings.

    Help facilitate more design events locally to bring together the remote creatives and celebrate innovative design.

    Plan for better and cheaper taxi services over busy times like new years to avoid previously extorted rates by ride sharing.

  • Support ongoing development of sport/recreation facilities for our rapidly growing communities. Seek equitable distribution between wards.

    Support ongoing development of sport and recreation facilities for our rapidly growing Wānaka community.

    Strong supporter of libraries as a key community facility.

  • Community events like festivals: love them, we need more.

    Liquor licensing: increase the availability of alcohol retailers. Everyone enjoys a beer after work, who doesn't?

    Sporting facilities: sporting facilities should be made available for all.

    Community events like festivals: love them, we need more.

    Liquor licensing: increase the availability of alcohol retailers. Everyone enjoys a beer after work, who doesn't?

    Sporting facilities: sporting facilities should be made available for all.

  • Support the investigation into a new Arts and Culture centre in Wānaka.

    Identify sport and recreational facilities needed to cater for growth and demand.

    Complete the community facilities work approved in the Annual Plan.

  • Provide more community vans for local sports teams to assist with transport to games/trainings.

    Help facilitate more design events locally to bring together the remote creatives and celebrate innovative design.

    Plan for better and cheaper taxi services over busy times like new years to avoid previously extorted rates by ride sharing.

  • Support ongoing development of sport/recreation facilities for our rapidly growing communities. Seek equitable distribution between wards.

    Support ongoing development of sport and recreation facilities for our rapidly growing Wānaka community.

    Strong supporter of libraries as a key community facility.

  • Community events like festivals: love them, we need more.

    Liquor licensing: increase the availability of alcohol retailers. Everyone enjoys a beer after work, who doesn't?

    Sporting facilities: sporting facilities should be made available for all.

    Community events like festivals: love them, we need more.

    Liquor licensing: increase the availability of alcohol retailers. Everyone enjoys a beer after work, who doesn't?

    Sporting facilities: sporting facilities should be made available for all.

  • Support the investigation into a new Arts and Culture centre in Wānaka.

    Identify sport and recreational facilities needed to cater for growth and demand.

    Complete the community facilities work approved in the Annual Plan.