Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board

The Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Queenstown-Lakes District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of four members. 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 Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board election.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Create a more proactive work plan for the community board, rather than agendas being predominantly set by QLDC officers.

    Encourage more QLDC officers to be based out of Wānaka so resources are prioritised because of what is seen and experienced.

    Encourage a cultural change within QLDC to empower community organisations, to deliver services rather than QLDC doing everything itself.

  • Support transparency in council actions and decision making. Information and decision making process should be public with few exceptions.

    The council must reflect the local cost of living and pay a minimum of the living wage, and above it as a general policy.

    Consultation with the community needs to be robust and not seen to be leading to pre-decided position.

  • Aim to downsize all of city halls across the country within this term by 30%.

    Include iwi into the forefront of the pandemic recovery, along with other ethnic communities, to embrace diversity of community.

    Transparencies of government and council agencies must be laid on the table for understanding of distribution of funding, and projects.

  • Ensure the Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board is represented on all community groups to provide elected member engagement and response.

    Communicate Community Board activities on a frequent and regular basis.

    Organise working groups with appropriate members from the community to address specific projects.

  • Create a more proactive work plan for the community board, rather than agendas being predominantly set by QLDC officers.

    Encourage more QLDC officers to be based out of Wānaka so resources are prioritised because of what is seen and experienced.

    Encourage a cultural change within QLDC to empower community organisations, to deliver services rather than QLDC doing everything itself.

  • Support transparency in council actions and decision making. Information and decision making process should be public with few exceptions.

    The council must reflect the local cost of living and pay a minimum of the living wage, and above it as a general policy.

    Consultation with the community needs to be robust and not seen to be leading to pre-decided position.

  • Aim to downsize all of city halls across the country within this term by 30%.

    Include iwi into the forefront of the pandemic recovery, along with other ethnic communities, to embrace diversity of community.

    Transparencies of government and council agencies must be laid on the table for understanding of distribution of funding, and projects.

  • Ensure the Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board is represented on all community groups to provide elected member engagement and response.

    Communicate Community Board activities on a frequent and regular basis.

    Organise working groups with appropriate members from the community to address specific projects.