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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Build bidirectional and sealed cycle lanes as well as covered bike shelters to promote ditching the car for commutes.

    Introduce sustainable wide reaching public transport through community vans, leveraging apps/Software as a service (SaaS), buses and full self driving cars.

    Improve roading by distinguishing high flow, low flow traffic routes to keep momentum in transit and safety in dense areas.

  • Walking and cycling: create tracks for walking and cycling on.

    Traffic congestion: bring in experts to consult on traffic congestion, especially in the Queenstown area.

    Share bikes and e-scooters: promote them, and encourage people to use their legs.

    Walking and cycling: create tracks for walking and cycling on.

    Traffic congestion: bring in experts to consult on traffic congestion, especially in the Queenstown area.

    Share bikes and e-scooters: promote them, and encourage people to use their legs.

  • Develop the Wānaka Airport to enable commercial ATR type aircraft flights to and from Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

    Improve and establish more public transport throughout the District.

    Encourage greater use of active transport by providing appropriate facilities.

  • Support active transport Issues would like to see investment brought forward. We need to make walking/cycling a safe alternative option.

    Investigate flexible public transport options to reduce car use/pressure on town centre parking and prioritise it for those with most need.

    Try to find ways to address minor road safety issues in a more timely manner.

  • Build bidirectional and sealed cycle lanes as well as covered bike shelters to promote ditching the car for commutes.

    Introduce sustainable wide reaching public transport through community vans, leveraging apps/Software as a service (SaaS), buses and full self driving cars.

    Improve roading by distinguishing high flow, low flow traffic routes to keep momentum in transit and safety in dense areas.

  • Walking and cycling: create tracks for walking and cycling on.

    Traffic congestion: bring in experts to consult on traffic congestion, especially in the Queenstown area.

    Share bikes and e-scooters: promote them, and encourage people to use their legs.

    Walking and cycling: create tracks for walking and cycling on.

    Traffic congestion: bring in experts to consult on traffic congestion, especially in the Queenstown area.

    Share bikes and e-scooters: promote them, and encourage people to use their legs.

  • Develop the Wānaka Airport to enable commercial ATR type aircraft flights to and from Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

    Improve and establish more public transport throughout the District.

    Encourage greater use of active transport by providing appropriate facilities.

  • Support active transport Issues would like to see investment brought forward. We need to make walking/cycling a safe alternative option.

    Investigate flexible public transport options to reduce car use/pressure on town centre parking and prioritise it for those with most need.

    Try to find ways to address minor road safety issues in a more timely manner.