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.
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-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.