Queenstown Lakes district councillors were divided into two camps yesterday as fallout continued from the surprise sale of a quarter of Queenstown Airport shares, worth $27.7 million, announced on Thursday.
Proceeds from Auckland International Airport's $27.7 million investment in Queenstown Airport will not alleviate this year's average 7.7% rates rise for the Queenstown Lakes district, and nor should it, Mayor Clive Geddes said yesterday.
Despite persistent rumours, Queenstown barrister Jane Taylor denies she is standing for the Queenstown Lakes mayoralty and says she will not be seeking a seat on the Queenstown Lakes District Council either.
Auckland Airport's stake in Queenstown Airport was likely to have a minimal impact on other South Island airports.
It has been less than 48 hours since the Wakatipu Trails Trust (WTT) was told it had received $1.83 million in Ministry of Tourism funding for the Queenstown Trail, and those behind the plans are not wasting any time.
Arts funding by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has been cut from the draft annual plan and there is no guarantee of reinstatement after 2010-11.
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.
Perceived delays in establishing closed circuit TV cameras in the centre of Queenstown have been criticised by Chamber of Commerce chairman Alastair Porter.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has revised an unpopular recreational reserve funding policy to remove rentals for the majority of sports clubs, reduce rents for golf clubs and provide for free youth sport, among other things.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has changed its proposed new fee structure for use of council-owned facilities after feedback from the community and sports organisations.
United Water's contract with the Queenstown Lakes District Council to maintain and operate the district's water supply, waste water treatment and stormwater has been put up for assessment and re-negotiation.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will this evening hold a meeting to discuss last month's flood with the community. Mayor Clive Geddes said he had already had a debriefing with the council's emergency management team.
Talks to resolve legal appeals holding back the planned Three Parks development have moved behind closed doors as negotiating parties try to avoid an Environment Court hearing.
The Environment Court has upheld a decision permitting the rezoning of 131ha of Cardrona Valley land that could pave the way for a large residential and hotel development at Mt Cardrona Station.
Queenstown Lakes District Council water contractors are scheduled to meet Wanaka plumbers to try to formulate solutions to problematic algae continuing to contaminate the town's water supplies.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider a new fee structure to charge event operators using council reserves and land for commercial sporting ventures.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be "doomed" should it ignore the will of the people, retired Catholic priest Father Brian Fenton warned yesterday during annual plan submissions in Wanaka.
Two Wanaka councillors are poised to put their hands up for the mayoralty of the Queenstown Lakes district, should incumbent Clive Geddes choose not to stand for re-election.
Public feedback is being sought on a proposal by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to make "minor changes" to parking on Church St and a change to Searle Lane access.