A plan change governing development at Wanaka Airport was approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council strategy committee this week, paving the way for the council to call for public submissions.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says despite the alleged assault of a community guide in the weekend - the second such incident in three months - the guides are well placed to deal with the risks they face.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved fee increases of up to 68% for parking at the Church St underground car park.
A possible 26 free houses or bulk-titled land for the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust as part of the proposed Shotover Country development could go towards avoiding cheap housing "ghettos", trust officials said at yesterday's Shotover plan change hearing.
Over 90 parties from as far away as Auckland have outlined their views on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's draft freedom camping bylaw.
The chairmen of three of Otago's four runanga (tribal councils) yesterday met the Queenstown Lakes District Council to discuss how the council and individual runanga might collaborate more closely.
Gritting of alpine roads will continue in the Queenstown Lakes district this winter, after a flood of submissions convinced the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to keep funding the safety measure.
A company has lost the right to develop a marina in Frankton, with another stepping in to offer an alternative proposal at a full Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting in Queenstown yesterday.
Queenstown Lakes District councillors were yesterday divided over placing a blanket road speed limit of 40kmh across Arrowtown. The speed limit recommendation would go to a hearing in front of a committee of Simon Stamers-Smith, Jude Batson and Lyal Cocks.
A group of Wanaka landowners would be reassured the council would protect their rights to an unrestricted water supply, in accordance with an Environment Court ruling, the Queenstown Lakes District Council's infrastructure committee agreed this week.
Landscape protection will be high on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's strategy committee agenda tomorrow.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has taken in $81,800 from 1364 infringement notices issued to freedom campers not obeying its bylaw.
The search for a replacement chief executive for the Queenstown Lakes District Council will start next week after Debra Lawson announced yesterday she will not seek reappointment for a second term in the $250,000-a-year job.
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.
Upper Clutha Environmental Society secretary Julian Haworth is "disgusted" a two-lot subdivision in an outstanding natural landscape (ONL) at Emerald Bluffs, on the western shore of Lake Wanaka, has gained approval for a non-notified consent process.
Seven of 14 proposals regarding Queenstown Lakes District Council office accommodation should proceed to stage two of the process, the council has decided.
Tomorrow, the Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to adopt a solution to even out the rates collected across the district.
To help residents understand the district plan review and gather suggestions, the Queenstown Lakes District Council will hold roadshows at Queenstown and Wanaka supermarkets.
Suggested changes at the Queenstown Lakes District Council give priority to new ''services centres'' for the public in Queenstown, Wanaka and Frankton.