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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Wilding control money runs out

If you’ve raised your eyes to Tobins Face lately, you’ll have seen there has been encouraging progress on the control work done under the auspices of the AVA’s Arrowtown Wilding Group. Starting at the Crown Range zigzags, contractors have completed felling wilding conifers to a little below the half way mark on Tobins Track. This …

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Waste minimisation feedback

Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking public feedback on a plan to minimise waste generated in the district. A long term goal of zero waste guides the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP) which charts the course for how QLDC approaches this important goal. Last year QLDC carried out a Waste Assessment which informed seven different …

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QLDC draft ten-year plan

The Queenstown Lakes District Council draft Ten Year Plan 2018-28 affects every single person in our district. It outlines a work plan for the next ten years and how that work will be funded. QLDC aims to produce a plan that addresses the challenges of significant resident and visitor growth but at the same time …

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