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Claim costs stifle projects

Claim costs stifle projects

Developer contributions set by the Queenstown Lakes District Council are continuing to stifle development in Wanaka, and especially Hawea, the council heard at its annual plan submission hearing in Wanaka yesterday.

Time for a change?

Time for a change?

Queenstown residents may have to decide if it is time for a paid presence alongside their volunteer fire brigade.

Low-grade wood potential as energy source

The potential to use more Central Otago and Lakes District trees for heating needs to be explored in greater depth according to Queenstown Lakes District Council forester Briana Pringle.

Housing development plan

Housing development plan

Approval for a 10-house affordable housing development in Arrowtown could be given by the Queenstown Lakes District Council as early as the end of next month.

LGNZ value for money questioned

LGNZ value for money questioned

If value for money - or, more specifically, value for $49,162.42 a year - is not seen in the next 12 months, the Queenstown Lakes District Council could pull out of Local Government New Zealand.

Strengthening of chambers sought

A strong future is being sought for the former Arrowtown Borough Council chambers building on Buckingham St as an application has been made to allow seismic strengthening.

Leaky homes bill may top $13m

Leaky homes bill may top $13m

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's bill for leaky homes has topped $3.6 million, but the council still faces more claims that could add significant sums to the total, new figures show.

Opposition to review expressed

Opposition to review expressed

Wanaka Community Board member Ken Copland has labelled the Queenstown Lakes District Council's organisational review undemocratic and poorly handled.

Demanding times for Lakes district

The primary focus on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's reorganisation has naturally been on jobs lost - about 40 full-time equivalent positions - with more than 100 staff directly affected. That is as it should be.

Council reviews property portfolio

Council reviews property portfolio

Council-owned heritage buildings in the Queenstown Lakes district, including much-photographed historic miners' cottages in Arrowtown, are worth more than $5.2 million, according to government valuations.

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