Potential developers and partners, capable of creating a "world class" convention centre in Queenstown, are being sought by a Queenstown Lakes District Council working party.
Queenstown experienced a visitor boom during July, leading the country in terms of guest-night increases, according to Statistics New Zealand.
Queenstown Lakes District Council will consult the public further about the future of Earnslaw Park, it was decided at the council's community services meeting yesterday.
New fixed charges on resource consents will go out for public consultation this week after the Queenstown Lakes District Council endorsed a proposal it says will remove uncertainty for applicants.
Despite heavy frosts in early July, the mild winter has saved Queenstown Lakes District Council money on road gritting and de-icing.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday announced it is appealing the Environment Court's approval for the construction of a Mitre 10 Mega store in Frankton.
Unexpected anomalies to Queenstown Lakes District Council rates were addressed yesterday by the council and a proposed solution adopted.
A fee change which would give the community more certainty about the cost of resource consent applications will be considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this morning.
Reductions to three capital value-based rates and the creation of two new fixed-charge rates have been proposed by Queenstown Lakes District Council acting chief executive Stewart Burns to deal with district-wide rating anomalies.
Some signs which relate to the former give way rules, which were abandoned in March this year and replaced with a more international-friendly system, could be removed as a result of a report to Queenstown Lakes District Council.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking feedback on proposed changes to speed limits on some roads in the Wakatipu and Wanaka.
With the Government prepared to contribute towards a purpose-built conference centre in Queenstown, a new study into the feasibility of such a facility has found there is a "good overall business case".
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.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is investigating the leasehold development of a parcel of prime Queenstown real estate, up to a third of which could be earmarked for affordable housing.
Construction of the replacement Kawarau Falls bridge has not been included in the 2012-15 regional land transport programme for Otago, despite a collaborative approach from Otago and Southland to bring the date forward.
Adam Feeley's proven track record makes him the right man for the job as Queenstown Lakes District Council's new chief executive, Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says it is time the district had a "bum on a seat" around the Otago Regional Council table, as the district is one of the fastest growing in New Zealand.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is calling for expressions of interest this week to provide office accommodation for its 82 staff and 75 Lakes Environmental staff under one roof, instead of in seven offices scattered around the resort.
Passive vents at the Tucker Beach landfill could cost the Queenstown Lakes District Council a further $44,000 if gases exceed the allowed level.