It has been confirmed the Lakes Leisure service-delivery
review being carried out by the Queenstown Lakes District
Council will be extended to all operations of the
The review was announced in December last year and originally
encompassed only the back-office functions of Lakes Leisure,
all council staff and Lakes Environmental.
Mayor Vanessa van Uden said the extension was because it was
timely to look at ''the whole model'' rather than take a
There were no foregone conclusions, but it was timely to
''consider alternatives for service delivery'', Ms van Uden
Like Lakes Environmental, the council-controlled model for
Lakes Leisure has been operational for over five years.
The review, which began on January 27, is being chaired by
former Local Government NZ and Auckland Regional Council
chief executive Peter Winder. A draft report with
recommendations is expected by the beginning of April.