The fact ''that an hour apart we have two mayors, two lots of
councillors and two lots of chief executives'' is a reason
for the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago communities to
explore more ways to work together, Queenstown Lakes Mayor
Vanessa van Uden said.
As Wanaka water-sports groups announced a joint proposal for
a shared lakefront facility this week, other submitters to
the Wanaka foreshore draft reserve management plan remained
divided over built structures on lakefront reserve.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has reported a ''pretty
pleasing'' result for the financial year ended June 30, which
included operating costs $3.2 million below budget and total
debt of just over $105 million - $23 million less than
budgeted for in the long-term plan.