Work starts on new water bores

Work to upgrade Arrowtown’s water supply will start this week at the Bush Creek Recreation Reserve. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the work is the first part of a major upgrade for the Arrowtown water supply network and forms part of QLDC’s ambitious Three Waters Programme outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten …

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Annual General Meeting

Thursday 29 November, 7.30 pm Community Rooms, Centennial Avenue (by tennis courts) Come along to the meeting and hear an update on the AVA activities over the last year and have your say. The AGM will be followed by a presentation by Julie Scott, Executive Officer of Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust. Julie will outline the …

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Camping hub at Whitechapel

Early next month QLDC’s Whitechapel Flat Recreation Reserve (on Whitechapel Road near Arrow Junction) will become the site of a free camping hub. Only certified self-contained campervans will be allowed to use the site, and the maximum stay will be two nights. Toilets, rubbish and recycling stations will be installed and “camping ambassadors” will monitor …

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Traffic and Parking Bylaw

It may not seem like the most thrilling subject in the world, but QLDC’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw is up for revision and they’d like your input. The draft bylaw is available on the QLDC website and submissions on it close this Friday 12 October. Some of the changes from the old bylaw are: Giving …

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Affordable housing at Jopp St?

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has approached QLDC to conduct Geotech exploration of Council-owned land at Jopp Street, Arrowtown. While the Council has made no decision at this time about the use of this land, it has agreed to allow QLCHT to conduct these investigations in the next few weeks. Utilising this undeveloped 3.68 …

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Subsidised predator traps

Predator Free Arrowtown was set up in April 2017 to remove rats, stoats, weasels, ferrets, possums and hedgehogs around Arrowtown and the surrounding hills. This will help bring back the native birds, lizards and invertebrates, in combination with weed removal and native replanting. PFA started with an initial 10 traps, and has since expanded to …

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Lake Hayes remediation

The Otago Regional Council is investigating three potential methods towards remediating water quality in Lake Hayes. The Council’s technical committee this afternoon took further steps towards remediating water quality in the lake, with three potential methods of flushing, capping and destratification under discussion. The glacial lake near Queenstown has been suffering from ongoing algal blooms, …

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New AVA website launches

With the launch of its new website, the Arrowtown Village Association has rounded off a year-long campaign to better engage with the people of Arrowtown and improve the flow of communication between residents and their community association. The new site, which you’re looking at right now, has been completely revamped and is packed with valuable …

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