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.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Duncan Field has been replaced, much to his disappointment.
A tirade against a controversial Wanaka retirement village proposal earned a protest group spokesman a rebuke during a resource consent hearing yesterday.
Queenstown Chamber of Commerce chairman Alastair Porter says the chamber's public call for the Queenstown Lakes District Council's chief executive to be replaced has not had a big effect on the chamber, although he concedes one member may have left over the issue.
The appointment of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's chief executive will be discussed at the full council's final meeting for the year today, with the public excluded.
The construction of Project Shotover, Queenstown's proposed wastewater treatment facility, has been potponed until 2013, but the existing sewage pond system will reach capacity in 2012.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council "evicted" tenants over "petty issues" and held an injunction on a house for more than a year, the Queenstown District Court heard yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District had already secured 40 Environment Court hearing days for the first quarter of 2010, but it was not enough, solicitor Graeme Todd told the council's strategy committee yesterday.
The $1 million upgrade of Church St and Searle Lane is being re-tendered after the only two tenders submitted were over budget.
A plea was made yesterday to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to close Lower Shotover Rd if it could not move quickly to remove 67 unstable poplar trees lining the road.
A legal challenge against the Queenstown Lakes District Council's blanket 4am closing time for bars has failed.
A Queenstown Lakes District councillor yesterday questioned a waste management report's transparency because it failed to show the slow uptake of council's new 120-litre wheelie bins had contributed to a $400,000 loss.
The Crown Range Rd will get a $1.6 million upgrade after the Queenstown Lakes District Council's utilities committee approved a concept design at its meeting yesterday.
Nearly $4.4 million will be spent on the next stage of upgrading Gorge Rd, the Queenstown Lakes District Council's utilities committee meeting decided yesterday.
An arborist's report on the health of a row of poplar trees - one of which fell and killed a Queenstown farmer about two months ago - is expected by the Queenstown Lakes District Council "any day now".
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.
Landowners will deny access to informal trails if a Queenstown Lakes District Council plan change is not amended, Wanaka high-country farmer John Aspinall told the Environment Court in Queenstown yesterday.
The lifting of a caveat on part of the controversial Five Mile development near Frankton by the Queenstown Lakes District Council removes the last obstacle to the site being sold.
Allegations of not being impartial were levelled at a witness called by the Upper Clutha Environmental Society during the final day of an appeal hearing in the Environment Court in Wanaka yesterday.