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.
Wanaka Community Board members will on Tuesday consider reversing an earlier plan to form 94 angled car parks on the Brownston St side of Pembroke Park.
A campaign has been launched in Wanaka urging voters in this year's local body elections to register their discontent with the two Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates and instead vote for Wanaka's voice to be better heard in the district.
Queenstown Lakes District Council principal rural fire officer Gordon Bailey has recommended the council support an enlarged rural fire district for Otago.
Use of treated human waste on farmland in Australia is widespread but in New Zealand it seems to be an idea just too hard to swallow. Local authorities such as the Queenstown Lakes District Council are trying to find a place for growing piles of ''biosolids'', as Mark Price reports.
A dispute over land at Hawea Flat has been put to rest after a conservation group abandoned any further legal action against the farmer.
Queenstown's primary council building could potentially suffer a ''brittle collapse'' - similar to Canterbury's CTV building - in a major earthquake, councillors were told yesterday.
If Simon Hayes wins the three-way battle for the Queenstown Lakes district mayoralty next month, he won't be hosting any celebration parties in the Wakatipu.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to decide next Thursday if it will sell its prime Scurr Heights land in Wanaka.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Clive Geddes says the council has no funding to contribute towards the proposed Round the Mountain cycle trail, nor had it expected to have to provide any.
The Lake Hawea sewer is under pressure and likely to overflow during high rainfalls, so the Queenstown Lakes District Council is keen to talk to property owners next month about ways to reduce the problem.
Part of a plan change for Frankton has been withdrawn after the new owner of part of the Five Mile development appealed to the Environment Court.
A Queenstown landowner and contractor would be issued with a formal warning after being found to have illegally connected to a community water supply, Queenstown Lakes District Council general manager regulatory and corporate Roger Taylor said.
A 10-year court wrangle with the Queenstown Lakes District Council had probably cost more than $750,000, Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL) director Alastair Porter said yesterday, calling for a change of culture on the part of the council.
Unnecessary restrictions on development outside Queenstown Lakes District's town centres will force high-density, high-rise development in urban areas, a plan change hearing was told yesterday.
Southern Lakes residents should prepare for another bout of bad weather in the mountains, the MetService having issued heavy-rain warnings for the region this weekend.
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce has appealed to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to budget $50,000 for a closed-circuit television system for Queenstown in the 2010-11 annual plan.
A Queenstown woman's "battle" for access and rights for disabled residents has just begun.
More than 60 submissions have been received on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's review of district plan rural rules, policy analyst Daniel Wells has confirmed.