Passive vents at the Tucker Beach landfill could cost the Queenstown Lakes District Council a further $44,000 if gases exceed the allowed level.
District councils around Otago have received early indications of how much government funding for roading they will receive over the next three years, leaving some council staff wondering how they will make ends meet.
Queenstown Primary School has ruled out the suggestion it could move into the larger campus of Wakatipu High School when the high school moves to a $30 million purpose-built facility on 8ha of land in Frankton.
A draft feasibility report on Queenstown's proposed $43 million conference centre will be considered by the district council, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has refused a request to refer a resource consent application seeking a change of status for a Jacks Point airfield directly to the Environment Court.
Affordable housing in Frankton Flats is on the horizon and the people filling the houses will wish to shop at a Pak'n Save, the judge and commissioners who approved the supermarket for Queenstown say.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday unanimously approved a $500,000 grant and bridging loan towards the Memorial Hall upgrade project, but only after a lengthy debate.
An Environment Court appeal has been lodged against the siting of the proposed new Wanaka police station.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked tomorrow to approve a $500,000 grant towards the Memorial Hall upgrade, after the Lotteries Community Facilities Fund turned down a $800,000 request from the hall's trust.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council received seven requests for service for burst pipes or water leaks after the deep freeze on Monday morning. One household reported no water, probably because of frozen pipes.
When Debra Lawson, the most powerful unelected member of the Queenstown Lakes District Council, politely declined to be interviewed by the Otago Daily Times before her final day today, her low-key exit seemed in keeping with her tenure as chief executive.
While development opportunities for landowners within the North Three Parks plan change area would be beneficial, access constraints for some were illogical in the context of the zoning proposed, a hearing in Wanaka heard yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's North Three Parks plan change would cause "all sorts of difficulties" for the landowners, for the neighbouring developer and for the wider community, lawyer Graeme Todd said at a public hearing yesterday.
New parking restrictions have resulted in cars for sale moving to bordering streets.
Up to 600 delegates from city, regional and district councils will gather in Queenstown next month for the 2012 Local Government New Zealand conference.
A new, user-friendly mapping service, featuring property information, district maps and specific views, on the Queenstown Lakes District Council website is expected to become more widely used.
Lobby group Protect Queenstown has lodged an appeal to the Environment Court against the $300 million Shotover Country development.
A risk assessment report determining possible failures which would result in flows of sewage into Lake Wakatipu has recommended Queenstown Lakes District Council spend $285,000 on sewerage systems.
The Queenstown Lakes District Affordable Housing Working Party will adopt three more members - from the tourism, real estate and building industries.
A community wastewater scheme in Cardrona came a step closer last week as a report identifying the most suitable site for a plant and disposal system was presented to residents.