The Queenstown Lakes District Council says nearly $20,000 in fees charged by independent resource consent commissioner John Matthews in the Jelley case are comparable to those charged by similarly experienced commissioners and not expensive compared to any other legal or professional assistance the Jelleys could have obtained.
A Queenstown Lakes rates rise of 7.95% came close to not being adopted yesterday, when a council meeting in Wanaka almost failed to reach a quorum.
An aerial pathway from tree to tree in the southwest corner of the Queenstown Gardens is just one of the 24 proposals the Queenstown Lakes District Council received when it asked the community for feedback and suggestions on its new reserve management plan.
Rates for the Queenstown Lakes District are set to rise by an average of 7.95% but Cr Vanessa van Uden says she will vote against the increase when the council meets in Wanaka on Tuesday to adopt the draft annual plan.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been hailed by the Public Service Association (PSA) as an example for Auckland to follow for its decision to bring its engineering services back in-house.
The Hawea Community Association (HCA), angry about the fouling of rest areas by freedom campers, has decided to take action to keep campervans out of several lakeside rest areas around Lake Hawea.
The company behind stages 2 and 3 of Queenstown's Kawarau Falls Station development owes creditors more than $100 million, including $69,400 to the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC).
A property developer behind Wanaka's proposed secondary town centre at the ambitious Three Parks development has appealed against several conditions contained within the Queenstown Lakes district plan decision.
The Wakatipu Trails Trust raised almost $200,000 in Queenstown on Thursday night - half of which came from Sir Eion and Lady Jan Edgar - in the inaugural New World Wakatipu Trail Blazer event.
An over-dominance of retail activity in industrial areas could be adversely affecting businesses in Wanaka and Queenstown, a survey has revealed.
Environment Court Judge Jon Jackson has criticised the Queenstown Lakes District Council as "obstinate", "rather unhelpful" and "time wasting" over a case which has taken more than 10 years to resolve.
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.
A mobile-phone text message could warn Queenstown Lakes district residents of emergencies or public health issues, as the result of a council initiative.
A controversial retirement village development in Wanaka remains in limbo, as opponents await the official release of a resource consent decision.
Several plan-change and commissioner hearings have exceeded their budgets as allocated by the Queenstown Lakes District Council's policy and planning department.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's strategy committee raised questions about flood risk, traffic congestion, urban sprawl and environmental impact of a proposal to build 758 homes beside the Shotover River at a meeting in Queenstown yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has a new heritage strategy - but no money to put it into practice.
Lighting, playground space, signs and parking were among the issues raised at a community workshop on the new reserve management plan for the Queenstown Gardens this week.
The community will get its say on future parking options in the Queenstown CBD, when a proposal from the Queenstown Lakes District Council is opened for consultation as part of the next draft annual plan to be released in April.
"Taking money from the renewals budget to cover over-expenditure for water services is a major concern", Queenstown Lakes District Council Councillor Cath Gilmour said at a council utilities committee meeting yesterday.