Concerns from the Wanaka community about a perceived lack of progress on the town's sports facility project have been partially addressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Residents' and ratepayers' satisfaction with the Queenstown Lakes District Council is high and an annual council survey has produced one of the best results in a decade.
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 ratepayers have stumped up almost $755,000 in legal costs in court battles concerning Frankton Flats in the past four years alone.
People worried an affordable housing precinct in Queenstown will be lost implored the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday not to allow a proposed $50 million convention centre to be built on the Lakeview land where more than 100 people live in low-rent cabins.
A bid to extend residential and industrial zones off Ballantyne Rd, near Wanaka, will be publicly notified, as long as more details about the effects on traffic are provided to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's satisfaction.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking input to a new reserve management plan for all council reserves along the Lake Wanaka foreshore.
Two bids for the Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty were received, one from existing mayor Vanessa van Uden and another from Al Angus, whose 40 years in the Wakatipu have taken him from Kingston to Kinloch and in between.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is embarking on a review of its library services and one of the ''big challenges'' for the district, the council's chief executive claims, is that 80% of people do not use or regularly use the seven libraries.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's backing this week of plans for an Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre has Murray Bennett, of Kelvin Heights, mighty pleased.
Cr John Mann surprised the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week when he declared his interest in joining the district licensing committee, instead of standing again for local government.
The long-awaited Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre could be a reality by 2015, subject to Queenstown Lakes District Council approval and funding.
Two separate plan changes - relating respectively to a $300 million development in Queenstown and affordable and community housing in the Lakes district - are likely to be made operative after the Queenstown Lakes District Council's full meeting in Queenstown next week.
A decision about the proposed $50 million convention centre will be made by current elected representatives at the Queenstown Lakes District Council before local government elections in October.
The developer behind the proposed Pak'n Save and Mitre 10 Mega project on Frankton Flats has offered a compromise, but the Queenstown Lakes District Council says it has ''no interest'' in debating it through the media.
The boundaries separating where freedom campers can and cannot park up overnight within the Queenstown Lakes district are being disputed by the body representing caravan users.
Members of a group opposed to the development of car parking on a Wanaka park are celebrating victory after a recommendation the scheme be scrapped.
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.